Jews, Racialisation and the Anglo-American World
International Conference, April 2005
University of Southampton, UK
**Call for papers**
The purpose of this conference is to develop further, through theoretical work and case studies, how Jews have been subjected and responded to processes of racialisation from the late eighteenth century onwards. In particular, the conference will focus on the role of 'race science' and how it confronted/constructed Jewish 'difference'. The geographical scope of this paper is Britain (including the British Empire and Commonwealth) and America. Papers are particularly welcome from those working in a comparative framework, situating the construction of 'the Jew' in relation to other minority groups. The conference seeks to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches.
There will be specific strands on:
- theories of racialisation
- Jews and Afro-Caribbeans/Afro-Americans
- Jews and other minorities
- contemporary asylum seekers and processes of 'racialisation'
- the continuation of 'race science' through genetic mapping?
- self-construction of minorities and processes of racialisation
the impact of Empire and its aftermath
Please send proposals of 100 words with brief cv by 30 September 2004. There will be limited funding available for speakers.
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