Shylock's Children / Edition 1

Shylock's Children / Edition 1

by Derek Penslar, Anthony W. Lee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520225902

ISBN-13: 9780520225909

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press


Throughout much of European history, Jews have been strongly associated with commerce and the money trade, rendered both visible and vulnerable, like Shakespeare's Shylock, by their economic distinctiveness. Shylock's Children tells the story of Jewish perceptions of this economic difference and its effects on modern Jewish identity. Derek Penslar explains…  See more details below

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Throughout much of European history, Jews have been strongly associated with commerce and the money trade, rendered both visible and vulnerable, like Shakespeare's Shylock, by their economic distinctiveness. Shylock's Children tells the story of Jewish perceptions of this economic difference and its effects on modern Jewish identity. Derek Penslar explains how Jews in modern Europe developed the notion of a distinct "Jewish economic man," an image that grew ever more complex and nuanced between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520225909
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Ahmanson-Murphy Fine Arts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Jews, Paupers, and Other Savages: The Economic Image of the Jew in Western Europe, 1648-184811
Economic Antisemitism in Historical Perspective13
Moralism, Mercantilism, and Cameralism23
The Jew as Pauper35
The Jew as Savage38
The Jew as Master42
2The Origins of Jewish Political Economy, 1648-184850
Judaism and Economics52
Mercantilism and Jewish Modernity59
Educating Shylock: Economics in the German Haskalah68
Economics in the Eastern European Haskalah81
From the Periphery to the Center: Political Economy in German Jewish Social Thought, 1815-184884
3The Origins of Modern Jewish Philanthropy, 1789-186090
Rationality, Morality, and Philanthropy92
The Theory and Practice of Jewish Productivization107
4Homo economicus judaicus and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1848-1914124
Economic Mobility126
Abnormality and Distinctiveness134
Gentile Visions of Homo economicus judaicus138
Burghers of the Mosaic Persuasion144
Wirtschaft and Wissenschaft: Economics and Jewish Historiography158
5Solving the "Jewish Problem": Jewish Social Policy, 1860-1933174
The Communal Arena: From Philanthropy to Social Welfare176
Jewish Social Policy and Bourgeois Social Reform185
The National Arena: Jewish Immigration Policy195
"Productivization": Apologetic, Romantic, or Realistic?205
Social Policy and Jewish Social Science216
The Birth of Sociological Judaism219
6From Social Policy to Social Engineering, 1870-1933223
Zionism as a Form of International Jewish Politics225
Jewish Social Policy in Palestine232
Colonization as Social Engineering238
Epilogue255
Notes263
Bibliography329
Index359

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