Milton Shain to lecture on Antisemitism in SA at UCT Summer School

Also read: Bias, Hatred and History by Emeritus Professor Milton Shain


Emeritus Professor Milton Shain, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town

DATES Monday 22-Wednesday 24 January
TIME 7.00pm
COURSE FEES R330 (Staff and students R165)

The course examines anti-Jewish ideas and tropes in South Africa from the late nineteenth century to the present.

An attempt is made to account for the ebb and flow of hostility within cultural and religious patterns, as well as changing political and economic frameworks. Continuities, discontinuities and contingencies are explored and a changing cast of haters, always influenced by ideas beyond South Africa, are discussed and analysed.

Lecture titles

  1. From pariah to parvenu
  2. A perfect storm: 1930-1948
  3. Fascists, fabricators and fantasists: 1948 to the present

Recommended reading

Shain, M. 1994. The Roots of Antisemitism in South Africa. Charlottesville and Johannesburg: University Press of Virginia and Witwatersrand University Press.

Shain, M. 2015. A Perfect Storm. Antisemitism in South Africa, 1930-1948. Cape Town: Jonathan Ball cussed Publishers.

Shain, M. 2023. Fascists, Fabricators and Fantasists. Antisemitism in South Africa from 1948 to the Present. Johannesburg: Jacana Media.

Wistrich, R. 1992. Antisemitism. The Longest Hatred. London: Thames Mandarin.

Furlong, P.J. 1991. Between Crown and Swastika: The Impact of the Radical Right on the Afrikaner Nationalist Movement in the Fascist Era. Hanover and Johannesburg: Wesleyan University Press and Witwatersrand


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