Marc Jacobsen - Doctoral Researcher


Marc Jacobsen

Doctoral project:
Antisemitism in the World Society: Globalization and the Transformation of Jew Hatred


 

Biography
since 10/2017 Doctoral Researcher in the Research Training Group "World Politics", Bielefeld University
2015 - 2017 Doctoral Researcher, Bonn University
2012 - 2014 M.A. Sociology, Bielefeld University
2008 - 2012 B.A. Sociology, Bielefeld University
Abstract

Research on antisemitism is increasingly concerned with the relationship between the hostility towards Jews and globalization. Many scholars assume that, under the impact of globalization, antisemitism is rapidly changing. While some argue that antisemitism is becoming more diverse and complex due to its worldwide dissemination, others even observe that Jew hatred is emerging as a new phenomenon which integrates old features of modern antisemitism, but also new ones deriving from the process of globalization. However, long-term international comparisons are scarce, and theories of globalization are often not well elaborated.

The PhD project contributes to the debate on global antisemitism by comparing antisemitic discourses in Argentina, Egypt, Germany, Japan and the USA from late 19th to the 21st century, based on an extensive integrative synthesis of already existing research. The results of this analysis will then be discussed in the light of a conceptual combination of theories of antisemitism and theories of world society. In that regard, antisemitism is understood and will be analyzed as a specific mode of observing the world that has emerged and developed in relation to global structures, norms and expectations.

Publications
  • Jacobsen, M., Lehmann, D and Röhrbein, F., eds. (2014). Kritische Theorie und Emanzipation. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
  • Jacobsen, M. (2011). Abwehr und Angriff. Die Reaktionen in den extrem rechten Printmedien nach den Anschlägen in Norwegen. In: Wamper, R., Jadtschenko, E. and Jacobsen, M., eds. "Das hat doch nichts mit uns zu tun!" Die Anschläge in Norwegen in deutschsprachigen Medien. Münster: Unrast Verlag, 119-156.
  • Wamper, R., Jadtschenko, E. and Jacobsen, M., eds. (2011). "Das hat doch nichts mit uns zu tun!" Die Anschläge in Norwegen in deutschsprachigen Medien. Münster: Unrast Verlag.

News

19/12/2017:
A Touch of World Politics in Bad Salzuflen

The RTG participated in the Annual Retreat of the Institute for World Society Studies on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Bad Salzuflen. More.

08/11/2017:
Guest lecture by George Lawson (LSE) on 28 November

We would like to invite you to the Guest lecture "Global Historical Sociology" by Dr. George Lawson (LSE) on Tuesday, 28 November at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

27/10/2017:
RTG "World Politics" officially launched

Ten international young scientists and eleven principal investigators will investigate the emergence of world politics as a specific type of politics from an interdisciplinary perspective. More.

13/10/2017:
Official Opening of the RTG on 24 October

We would like to invite you to the Official Opening of the RTG and the guest lecture "'Lies are the Law of the World!' News and Global Media Networks in the Twentieth Century" by Prof. Dr. Heidi Tworek (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) on Tuesday, 24 October at 18:15 in room no. X C3-107.

01/10/2017:
The RTG "World Politics" started on 01 October

On 01 October 2017, the Research Training Group "World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society" started. Nine doctoral researchers and one post-doctoral researcher took up their positions.

01/11/2016:
The RTG is approved

We are pleased to announce that the DFG has approved our Research Training Group application. The new Research Training Group `World politics: The emergence of political arenas and modes of observation in world society´ will start 01 October 2017.