Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present

Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present

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Eunice G. Pollack

Series: Antisemitism in America
ISBN: 9781934843826 (hardback) / 9781618113245 (paperback)
Pages: 474 pp.
Publication Date: December 2010

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Antisemitism on the Campus: Past and Present, edited by Eunice G. Pollack, is the first entry of a multidisciplinary series on antisemitism in America to be published by Academic Studies Press. In this volume, eighteen leading scholars explore the roots and manifestations of antisemitism and anti-Zionism at American, British, and Canadian colleges and universities over the course of the twentieth century and the responses to such biases. Topics such as the intensification of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on individual campuses, the anti-Israel divestment and boycott movements, discrimination against Jewish faculty, students, and organizations, and students’ exposure to antisemitism and anti-Zionism through popular culture, among others, are covered.


Eunice G. Pollack (PhD Columbia University) is Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of North Texas. She is a member of the Academic Council of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. Her published works include The Childhood We Have Lost: When Siblings Were Caregivers, 1900-1970 and The Encyclopedia of American Jewish History, which she co-edited with Professor Stephen Norwood (2008).

Table of Contents

Preface. Confronting Antisemitism on the Campus
Eunice G. Pollack

I. ANTISEMITISM: THE HYDRA HEADED MONSTER
Why University Administrators Tolerate Antisemitism
Benjamin Ginsberg
Wellesley College: Antisemitism with White Gloves
Jerold S. Auerbach
Antisemitism-Denial: The Berkeley School
Edward Alexander
A Deadly Mutation: Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Great Britain
Robert S. Wistrich

II. EARLIER INCARNATIONS: EXCLUDING JEWS
Brandeis University in the Shadow of Antisemitism
Stephen J. Whitfield
“Objectionable Traits”: Antisemitism and the Hiring of Jewish Psychologists, 1920–1950
Andrew S. Winston
Meritocracy and Its Limits: Harvard, Yale and Columbia Law Schools before the Second World War
Henry D. Fetter
The Educational Crusade of George W. Armstrong
Edward S. Shapiro

III. THE LEFT, BLACKS, JEWS AND ANTISEMITISM
Old Wine in New Bottles: Antisemitism in the American Far Left, 1917–1973
Stephen H. Norwood
African Americans and the Legitimization of Antisemitism on the Campus
Eunice G. Pollack
Blushing Professors: Jews Who Hate Israel
Edward Alexander

IV. STUDENT ASSOCIATIONS AND ANTISEMITISM
Campus War, 1977: The Year that Jewish Societies were Banned
Dave Rich
The Irony of It All: Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and Intimidation on South African University Campuses
Gregg Rickman
Antisemitism in the Academic Voice
Kenneth Lasson

V. YOUTH CULTURE AND ANTISEMITISM
Bad Rap: Public Enemy and Jewish Enmity
Glenn C. Altschuler and Robert O. Summers
Online Antisemitism: The Internet and the Campus
Andre Oboler

VI. COMBATING ANTISEMITISM
Hostile Environment: Campus Antisemitism as a Civil Rights Violation
Kenneth L. Marcus
Standing Up for Academic Integrity on Campus
Rachel Fish
Modern Language Association and Campus Madness
Evelyn Avery
The Academic Legitimization of Anti-Zionism and Efforts to Combat It: A Case Study
Tammi Rossman-Benjamin
Responding to Campus-based Anti-Zionism: Two Models
Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Index