A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in America
299 pages with the index, nearly as new condition with no remarks or highlights. trade paperback.We ship from the USA and Canada. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20576
Über diesen Titel:
Why in America should the most sinister of European social diseases have taken root? Why should that disease have spread from its seemingly anachronistic beginning in the Gilded Age until it infected many of our great magazines and newspapers? Until it determined not only where a man might stay the night, but where he got his education and how he earned his living? This book answers such questions by exposing the myths with which the anti-Semite surrounds his position. By taking away the "mask of privilege" it reveals the source of such prejudice for what it is?the determination of the forces of special privilege, with their hangers-on, to maintain their select and exclusive status regardless of the consequences to other human beings.
Like Carey McWilliams's other books on minorities in America, A Mask for Privilege reveals the facts of discrimination so that the fogs of prejudice may be dispersed by the truth. It traces the growth of discrimination and persecution in America from 1877 to 1947, shows why Jews are such good scapegoats, and contrasts the Jewish stereotype?"too pushing, too cunning" with that of other minority groups. Then it looks at the anti-Semitic personality and concludes, with Sartre, that here is "a man who is afraid"?of himself.
In his stirring new introduction, Wilson Carey McWilliams calls this a work of recovery "evoking names and moods and incidents now either half-forgotten or lost to memory." This brilliant analysis of anti-Semitism is a documented and forceful attempt to inform Americans about the danger of the undemocratic, antisocial practices in their midst, and to suggest a positive program to arrest a course too similar to that which led to the Holocaust. It transcends majority-minority relations and becomes an analysis of antidemocratic practices, which affect the whole fabric of American life.
Über den Autor:
Carey McWilliams grew up on a cattle ranch and his first mentors were cowboys. For four years he was Commissioner of Immigration and Housing in California. His books include Factories in the Field, III Fares the Land, Brothers under the Skin, Prejudice, and Southern California Country. He served as editor of The Nation for more than a decade prior to his death. Wilson Carey McWilliams, his son, is professor of political science at Rutgers University.
Wilson Carey McWilliams is professor of political science at Rutgers University and is the author of The Idea of Fraternity in America.
Titel: A Mask for Privilege: Anti-Semitism in ...
Verlag: Transaction Pub
Auflage: First Edition.
Zahlungsarten, die dieser Verkäufer akzeptiert
Toronto, ON, Kanada
AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 4. Mai 1999
All prices in US Dollars, payable by international Money Order or Credit cards accepted through ABEBOOKS e-commerce, We can accept credit cards directly via Paypal at www.paypal.com --
All sales are on first come first served basis with confirmation.
Books will be held for 2 weeks(7 days) pending receipt of payment.
Shipping: $5.50 for 1st book.
$ 2.50 dollars for each additional book ordered on the same order within
North America. Outside North America they will be shipped at cost of at least $...
The books are shipped from the US and Canada. US address orders are shipped from the USA. Canadian orders are shipped from Canada.Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over sized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Anbieterinformationen: Internet based used, old and rare book store. Selling books in the internet since 1998.