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A Future without Jews: Max Nordau's Pre-Zionist Answer to the Other Jewish Question

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter analyzes Max Nordau's best-selling works of 1880s liberal cultural criticism, Conventional Lies of Our Civilization and Paradoxes. Written a decade before his public self-identification ... More


Nordau’s Degeneration and Lombroso’s Atavism in Heart of Darkness and ‘Falk’

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter considers the impact of two notorious Victorian positivists — Max Nordau and Cesare Lombroso — whose theories of degeneracy and criminal atavism seen to have influenced Conrad’s ... More


Refiguring the Language of Race: Ludwig Jacobowski, Max Nordau, Georg Hermann

Katja Garloff

in Mixed Feelings: Tropes of Love in German Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704963
eISBN:
9781501706011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704963.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter jumps to the turn of the century, when the rise of racial antisemitism fostered a new Jewish self-awareness and rendered “interracial” love and marriage central to the public debates ... More


Genealogies: Judaization, Wagner, Nordau

Neil Levi

in Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255061
eISBN:
9780823260867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255061.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter first discusses Judaization's predictable associations with usury, money, and capitalism. It points to its origins in notions of religious interpretive difference and suggests its ... More


Against the poetics of decadence: Latin America and the aesthetics of regeneration

Michela Coletta

in Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941312
eISBN:
9781789629040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the late nineteenth century, sociological studies often functioned as a channel between the psychological and criminological sciences and the traditional field of literature. I argue that Nordau’s ... More


Theodor Herzl: A Non-Jewish State of Jews

Dmitry Shumsky

in Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300230130
eISBN:
9780300241099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Theodor Herzl (1860–1904), the founder of political Zionism. The very expression “Herzl, visionary of the state,” which has become common not only in Israeli public discourse ... More


The Golden Age of Kitsch

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the Nazi concept of degeneracy in arts and music in Germany, in relation with the release of complete recordings of two operas by record company Decca/London. The record ... More


The Black Tide: Mysticism, Rationality, and the German Occult Revival

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

"The Black Tide: Mysticism, Rationality, and the German Occult Revival,” shifts the focus back to the German-speaking world. It begins with Sigmund Freud’s references in The Interpretation of Dreams ... More


‘Fin de Siècle and No End’: The Austrian Art of Being Late

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Wiener Moderne has long been established as a pivotal moment in the development of modernity, and it plays an important role in the European narrative of constructions of lateness. Chapter 11 ... More


Introduction

Andrew Frayn

in Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction sets forth a genealogy of disenchantment, from mid and late nineteenth-century fears of degeneration as a consequence of anthropological work, anxieties about increasing ... More


Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East

Henriette Dahan Kalev, Motti Inbari, and Haim Kaufman

in Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199934249
eISBN:
9780190254704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199934249.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of book reviews which span the topics of Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East. The first book explores the history of the Mizrahi resistance to the Ashkenazic hegemony ... More


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