Rethinking antisemitism in nineteenth century france is a history of the stories the french told about jews during the early nineteenth century julie kalman focuses on this previously unexplored period to show the centrality of these stories both to our understanding of the history of the jews place in france and to french history. On the late nineteenth century and after rather than the early to mid 1800s kalman offers a revisionist study of early nineteenth century antisemitism with strong theoretical underpinnings most notably by drawing on the work of sociologist zygmunt bauman who has influenced a number of contem. Rethinking antisemitism in nineteenth century france is a history of the stories the french told about the jews in their midst during the early nineteenth century. People in early nineteenth century france she writes constructed the jew as a way to think through the vertiginous changes taking place around them p 6 the jew was the symbolic site through which to reflect upon the meaning and significance of the legacy of the french revolution and industrialization. Appeared in the form of julie kalmans rethinking antisemitism in nineteenth century france the drab grey brown cover of which belies the elegance humanity and engaging nature of the content within
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