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A History of Antisemitism in Canada

Ira Robinson

Paper 300 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-77112-166-8

Release Date: August 2015

Online discount: 25%

$38.99  $29.24


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This state-of-the-art account gives readers the tools to understand why antisemitism is such a controversial subject. It acquaints readers with the ambiguities inherent in the historical relationship between Jews and Christians and shows these ambiguities in play in the unfolding relationship between Jews and Canadians of other religions and ethnicities. It examines present relationships in light of history and considers particularly the influence of antisemitism on the social, religious, and political history of the Canadian Jewish community. 

A History of Antisemitism in Canada builds on the foundation of numerous studies on antisemitism in general and on antisemitism in Canada in particular, as well as on the growing body of scholarship in Canadian Jewish studies. It attempts to understand the impact of antisemitism on Canada as a whole and is the first comprehensive account of antisemitism and its effect on the Jewish community of Canada. The book will be valuable to students and scholars not only of Canadian Jewish studies and Canadian ethnic studies but of Canadian history.

Ira Robinson is chair in Canadian Jewish Studies and director of the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. He received his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He has taught at Concordia since 1979 and was chair of its Department of Religion. He is president of the Canadian Society for Jewish Studies and past president of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies.