On April 25, 2012, Jonathan Judaken gave a lecture entitled, "The Conceptual Jew: Reflections on Arendt and Adorno's Post-Holocaust Theories of Anti-Semitism." The talk is now available to watch on CHGS' YouTube channel. Click here to view the video, as well as other CHGS-sponsored lectures, including Deborah Lipstadt and Alvin Rosenfeld.
In this talk, Professor Judaken reconstructs the very different theoretical paradigms of the interactionist and the socio-psychoanalytic that Hannah Arendt and Theodor Adorno developed to understand anti-Semitism.
Jonathan Judaken is the newly-appointed Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities at Rhodes College. He recently served as the Dunavant Professor of Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History at the University of Memphis. His research focuses on the patterns that underpin prejudice and the underlying assumptions that animate tolerance, values about the nation, race, gender, epistemology, and colonization.