Zionism and Cosmopolitanism
Franz Oppenheimer and the Dream of a Jewish Future in Germany and Palestine
Franz Oppenheimer (1864-1943) was a prominent German sociologist, economist and Zionist activist. As a co-founder of academic sociology in Germany, Oppenheimer vehemently opposed the influence of antisemitism on the nascent field. He and other German Zionists believed Zionism could strengthen German-Jewish identity. They presented Zionism as an extension of German patriotism by positioning Zionist aspirations within a German colonial narrative.
KeywordsZionism; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Colonialism; Jewish identity
ISBN9783110726435, 9783110726923, 9783110726480
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2022
ImprintDe Gruyter Oldenbourg
SeriesEuropäisch-jüdische Studien – Beiträge,