‘The Jew’ in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture

Between the East End and East Africa

  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
  • Nadia Valman

About this book


The turbulent period from the Boer War to the introduction of the Aliens Act was marked by contradictory imaginings of 'the Jew' - pauper/capitalist, separatist/imposter, ideal colonizer/undesirable immigrant, familiar/alien. This new collection considers the wider colonial context in which these ambivalent attitudes to Jews were produced.


culture fiction Great Britain rhetoric Tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Eitan Bar-Yosef
    • 1
  • Nadia Valman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Foreign Literatures and LinguisticsBen-Gurion University of the NegevIsrael
  2. 2.Queen Mary, University of LondonUK

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