publication . Article . 2006

'An Unfortunate Coincidence': Jews and Jewishness in Twentieth-Century English Judicial Discourse

Herman, Didi;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Journal of Law and Society, volume 33, pages 277-301 (issn: 0263-323X, eissn: 1467-6478, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
This paper explores the neglected area of representations of Jews and Jewishness in English legal cases. In considering judicial knowledge of `the Jew', I ask three primary questions. First, how do English judges understand and represent `the Jew' and in relation to what material factors do these understandings and representations change? Second, how do English judges construct racial knowledge, what rhetorical technologies are fashioned and deployed? Third, are the effects of contemporary judicial racializations of Jewishness different in substance from earlier ones? The purpose of this paper is to study the encounter between English judges and `the Jew' in the...
free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Law, Rhetorical question, Narrative, Antisemitism, Sociology, K
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