By Robert S. Wistrich

on the shut of the 20 th century the stereotyping and demonization of 'others', no matter if on non secular, nationalist, racist, or political grounds, has turn into a burning factor. but relatively little awareness has been paid to how and why we fabricate pictures of the 'other' as an enemy or 'demon' to be destroyed. This cutting edge e-book fills that hole via an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural technique that brings jointly a distinct array of historians, anthropologists, psychologists, literary critics, and feminists.
The old sweep covers Greco-Roman Antiquity, the center a long time, and the trendy period. Antisemitism gets specific consciousness due to its toughness and centrality to the Holocaust, however it is analyzed the following in the a lot broader framework of racism and xenophobia. The plurality of viewpoints expressed during this quantity offer attention-grabbing insights into what's universal and what's precise to the numerous different types of prejudice, stereotyping, demonization, and hatred.

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