hom*o economicus judaicus and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1848–1914 | Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe | California Scholarship Online (2024)

hom*o economicus judaicus and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1848–1914 | Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe | California Scholarship Online (1) Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Derek Penslar

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2001

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9780520925847

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9780520225909

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Penslar, Derek J., 'hom*o economicus judaicus and the Spirit of Capitalism, 1848–1914', Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe (Oakland, CA, 2001; online edn, California Scholarship Online, 22 Mar. 2012), https://doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0004, accessed 9 July 2024.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the flourishing of commercial and industrial capitalism in nineteenth-century Europe that strengthened the historic association between Jews and Trade. For Jews, as for any ethnic minority that falls into a particular economic niche, economic distinctiveness may engender or reinforce group identity. The hom*o economicus judaicus, who was glorified by middle-class Jews in western Europe, was one of their own kind or a heroic progenitor of bourgeois Jewish society. When bourgeois Jews turned their attention from themselves to eastern Europe, their visages darkened. Impoverished eastern European Jews, particularly the millions who traveled westward, became the site of a different kind of Jewish social knowledge and the object of a new academic language: that of scientific philanthropy.

Keywords: capitalism, Europe, Jews, Trade, ethnic minority, hom*o economicus judaicus, bourgeois Jewish society, bourgeois Jews, scientific philanthropy

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Economic History European History Modern History (1700 to 1945) Social and Cultural History

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