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Exile, Statelessness, and Migration

Seyla Benhabib


This book explores the intertwined lives, careers, and writings of a group of prominent Jewish intellectuals during the mid-twentieth century—in particular, Theodor Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Hirschman, and Judith Shklar, as well as Hans Kelsen, Emmanuel Levinas, Gershom Scholem, and Leo Strauss. Informed by their Jewish identity and experiences of being outsiders, these thinkers produced one of the most brilliant and effervescent intellectual movements of modernity. The book's starting point is that these thinkers faced migration, statelessness, and exile be ... More

Keywords: Jewish intellectuals, Jewish identity, modernity, migration, statelessness, exile, Jewish origin, belonging, difference, political voice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691167251
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691167251.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seyla Benhabib, author
Yale University