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Ethnography

  • Portraits of Our Pastby Emily C. Rose

    The Jewish Publication Society 2017; US$ 21.00

    An absorbing look at the daily lives of rural Jews in eighteenth and nineteenth century Germany. Includes over 75 black and white illustrations, a guide for researchers, maps, and a bibliography. more...

  • Jewish Rights, National Ritesby Simon Rabinovitch

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In its full-color poster for elections to the All-Russian Jewish Congress in 1917, the Jewish People's Party depicted a variety of Jews in seeking to enlist the support of the broadest possible segment of Russia's Jewish population. It forsook neither traditional religious and economic life like the Jewish socialist parties, nor life in Europe like... more...

  • Saudi Arabia and Iranby Simon Mabon

    I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the wake of the 1979 Iranian revolution, relations between states in the Middle East were reconfigured and reassessed overnight. Amongst the most-affected was the relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The existence of a new regime in Tehran led to increasingly vitriolic confrontations between these two states, often manifesting themselves... more...

  • Jewish Immigrants in London, 1880–1939by Susan L Tananbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Between 1880 and 1939, a quarter of a million European Jews settled in England. Tananbaum explores the differing ways in which the existing Anglo-Jewish communities, local government and education and welfare organizations sought to socialize these new arrivals, focusing on the experiences of working-class women and children. more...

  • The Kishinev Ghetto, 1941–1942by Paul A. Shapiro; Radu Ioanid; Brewster Chamberlin; Angela Jianu

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Kishinev Ghetto, 1941–1942 sheds new light on the little-known historical events surrounding the creation, administration, and liquidation of the Kishinev (Chisinau) ghetto during the first months following the Axis attack on the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) in late June 1941. Mass killings during the combined Romanian-German drive toward... more...

  • The German-Jewish Experience Revisitedby Steven E. Aschheim; Vivian Liska; Jerusalem Leo Baeck Institute

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This series focuses on the Jewish textual tradition as well as the ways it evolves in response to new intellectual, historical, social and political contexts. Fostering dialogue between literary, philosophical, political and religious perspectives, this series, which consists of original scholarship and proceedings of international conferences,... more...

  • Of Sand or Soilby Nadav Samin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50 US$ 35.95

    Why do tribal genealogies matter in modern-day Saudi Arabia? What compels the strivers and climbers of the new Saudi Arabia to want to prove their authentic descent from one or another prestigious Arabian tribe? Of Sand or Soil looks at how genealogy and tribal belonging have informed the lives of past and present inhabitants of Saudi Arabia and... more...

  • Iranian Cultureby Nasrin Rahimieh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Throughout modern Iranian history, culture has served as a means of imposing unity and cohesion onto society. The Pahlavi monarchs used it to project an image of Iran as an ancient civilisation, re-emerging as an equal to Western nations, while the revolutionaries deployed it to remake the country into an Islamic nation. Just as Iranian culture has... more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecutionby Leah Wolfson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 52.00

    With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this book provides an important new perspective on Holocaust history. Covering the final year of Nazi destruction and the immediate postwar years, it traces the increasingly urgent Jewish struggle for survival, which included armed resistance and organized escape attempts. Shedding... more...

  • Making Sense of Iranian Society, Culture, and Businessby Hamid Yeganeh

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Iran represents a large and emerging economy with a strategic location extending from the Persian Gulf to Central Asia, a huge consumer market, tremendous natural resources, and numerous petrochemical and manufacturing industries, which require heavy investment and development. Understanding the Iranian business environment requires a holistic... more...