Arendt’s ‘conscious pariah’ and the ambiguous figure of the subaltern

@article{Ray2016ArendtsP,
  title={Arendt’s ‘conscious pariah’ and the ambiguous figure of the subaltern},
  author={Larry J. Ray and Maria Diemling},
  journal={European Journal of Social Theory},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={503 - 520}
}
  • L. RayM. Diemling
  • Published 25 January 2016
  • Philosophy
  • European Journal of Social Theory
Hannah Arendt’s Jewish writings were central to her thinking about the human condition and engaged with the dialectics of modernity, universalism and identity. Her concept of the ‘conscious pariah’ attempted both to define a role for the public intellectual and understand the relationship between Jews and modernity. Controversially she accused Jewish victims of lack of resistance to the Nazis and argued that their victimization resulted from apolitical ‘worldlessness’. We argue that although… 
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