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Barricades and BannersThe Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry$
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Scott Ury

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804763837

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.001.0001

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Democracy and Its Discontents

Democracy and Its Discontents

The Image of “the Jews” and the Transformation of Polish Politics

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(p.214) Six Democracy and Its Discontents
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Barricades and Banners
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763837.003.0007

This chapter highlights the changing nature of politics and society among Poles in Warsaw through an examination of the image of “the Jews” that was popularized in the elections to the first two Dumas. It demonstrates that the 1906 and 1907 elections led to the politicization of ethnicity as both Poles and Jews passed through similar paths. The chapter also presents a detailed examination of the key motifs used to portray “the Jews” and their non-Jewish allies during the elections to the first two Dumas.

Keywords:   politics, society, Poles, elections, Dumas, politicization, ethnicity, Jews

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