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The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism

By Walter Laqueur
  • ISBN Code: : 0199774730
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
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For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London--the leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism--Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account of this pernicious problem, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious anti-Semitism--stretching back to the middle ages--to a racial anti-Semitism that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author then uses this historical account as backdrop to a brilliant analysis of the newest species of anti-Semitism, explaining its origins and rationale, how it manifests itself, in what ways and why it is different from anti-Semitism in past ages, and what forms it may take in the future. The book reveals that what was historically a preoccupation of Christian and right-wing movements has become in our time even more frequent among Muslims and left-wing groups. Moreover, Laqueur argues that we can't simply equate this new anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism and write it off as merely anti-Israel sentiments. If Israel alone is singled out for heated condemnation, is the root of this reaction simply anti-Zionism or is it anti-Semitism? Here is both a summing up of the entire trajectory of anti-Semitism--the first comprehensive history of its kind--and an exploration of the new wave of anti-Semitism. "Walter Laqueur provides us with powerful new insights into an age-old problem. Distinguished scholarship and an authoritative moral voice are the hallmarks of this important book. Anyone wanting to understand the history and persistence of anti-Jewish hatred should read it." --Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League

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  • Category : History
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-holocaust-in-eastern-europe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Waitman Wade Beorn's The Holocaust in Eastern Europe provides a comprehensive history of the Holocaust in the region that was the central location of the event itself while including material often overlooked in general Holocaust history texts. First introducing Jewish life as it was lived before the Nazis in Eastern Europe, the book chronologically surveys the development of Nazi policies in the area over the period from 1939 to 1945. This book provides an overview of both the German imagination and obsession with the East and its impact on the Nazi genocidal project there. It also covers the important period of Soviet occupation and its effects on the unfolding of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe. This text also treats in detail other themes such as ghettoization, the Final Solution, rescue, collaboration, resistance, and many others. Throughout, Beorn includes detailed examples of the similarities and differences of the nature of the Holocaust in various regions, in the words of perpetrators, witnesses, collaborators, and victims/survivors. Beorn also illustrates the complex nature of the Holocaust by discussing the difficult subjects of collaboration, sexual violence, the use of slave labour, treatment of Soviet POWs, profiteering and others within a larger narrative framework. He also explores key topics like Jewish resistance, Jewish councils, memory, and explanations for perpetration, collaboration, and rescue. The book includes images and maps to orient the reader to the topic area. This important book explains the brutality and complexity of the Holocaust in the East for all students of the Holocaust and 20th-century Eastern European history.

The Definition of Anti-Semitism

By Kenneth L. Marcus
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199375666
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 319
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Book Short Summary:

What is anti-Semitism? The Definition of Anti-Semitism is the first book-length study to explore this central question in the context of the new anti-Semitism. Previous efforts to define 'anti-Semitism' have been complicated by the disreputable origins of the term, the discredited sources of its etymology, the diverse manifestations of the concept, and the contested politics of its applications. Nevertheless the task is an important one, not only because definitional clarity is required for the term to be understood, but also because the current conceptual confusion prevents resolution of many incidents in which anti-Semitism is manifested. The Definition of Anti-Semitism explores the various ways in which anti-Semitism has historically been defined, demonstrates the weaknesses in prior efforts, and develops a new definition of anti-Semitism, especially in the context of the 'new anti-Semitism' in American higher education.

Hitler and Nazi Germany

By Jackson J. Spielvogel,David Redles
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351003720
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : History
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: hitler-and-nazi-germany.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History is a brief but comprehensive survey of the Third Reich based on current research findings that provides a balanced approach to the study of Hitler’s role in the history of the Third Reich. The book considers the economic, social, and political forces that made possible the rise and development of Nazism; the institutional, cultural, and social life of the Third Reich; World War II; and the Holocaust. World War II and the Holocaust are presented as logical outcomes of the ideology of Hitler and the Nazi movement. This new edition contains more information on the Kaiserreich (Imperial Germany), as well as Nazi complicity in the Reichstag Fire and increased discussion of consent and dissent during the Nazi attempt to create the ideal Volksgemeinschaft (people’s community). It takes a greater focus on the experiences of ordinary bystanders, perpetrators, and victims throughout the text, includes more discussion of race and space, and the final chapter has been completely revised. Fully updated, the book ensures that students gain a complete and thorough picture of the period and issues. Supported by maps, images, and thoroughly updated bibliographies that offer further reading suggestions for students to take their study further, the book offers the perfect overview of Hitler and the Third Reich.

War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 volumes]

By Jeffrey M. Shaw Ph.D.,Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610695178
  • Total of Pages : 1098
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: war-and-religion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This three-volume reference provides a complete guide for readers investigating the crucial interplay between war and religion from ancient times until today, enabling a deeper understanding of the role of religious wars across cultures. • Enables readers to explore the ongoing and important relationship between war and religion across history through coverage of the wars themselves; the important leaders, battles, and campaigns; and the treaties that resulted from these wars • Directs readers to further reading material and supplies a comprehensive bibliography that guides further inquiry into the topic of war and religion • Supplies primary source documents that include letters written by participants of the Crusades, proclamations and declarations from the Protestant Reformation, and UN documents related to war and religion

The Absence of Evidence and Its Consequences in Travesties of Justice

By Raphael Israeli
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527527492
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 707
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Book Short Summary:

This book is built on the assumption that very often what seems to be evidence turns out to be “fake news”, while libels and stereotypes that have no foundation in reality are accepted as evidence, thus potentially causing travesties of justice. Examples are drawn here from several prominent and renowned case studies, including OJ Simpson’s trial, and the fiasco of American intervention in Iraq to search for the traces of weapons of mass-destruction, which were not found. The book also explores the history of anti-Semitism, which is replete with false accusations, where evidence was lacking and Jews were nevertheless convicted. It also shows how the Arab-Israeli conflict also demonstrates how unfounded accusations can be sustained by lies, proving that beliefs and prejudices are sometime stronger than hard facts.

Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare

By David Ulbrich,Bobby A. Wintermute
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 311058879X
  • Total of Pages : 441
  • Category : History
  • Members : 625
  • Pdf File: race-and-gender-in-modern-western-warfare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book fills a gap in the historiographical and theoretical fields of race, gender, and war. In brief, Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare (RGMWW) offers an introduction into how cultural constructions of identity are transformed by war and how they in turn influence the nature of military institutions and conflicts. Focusing on the modern West, this project begins by introducing the contours of race and gender theories as they have evolved and how they are employed by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scholars. The project then mixes chronological narrative with analysis and historiography as it takes the reader through a series of case studies, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the Global War of Terror. The purpose throughout is not merely to create a list of so-called "great moments" in race and gender, but to create a meta-landscape in which readers can learn to identify for themselves the disjunctures, flaws, and critical synergies in the traditional memory and history of a largely monochrome and male-exclusive military experience. The final chapter considers the current challenges that Western societies, particularly the United States, face in imposing social diversity and tolerance on statist military structures in a climates of sometimes vitriolic public debate. RGMWW represents our effort to blend race, gender, and military war, to problematize these intersections, and then provide some answers to those problems.

Religious Violence Today: Faith and Conflict in the Modern World [2 volumes]

By Michael Jerryson
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440859914
  • Total of Pages : 900
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: religious-violence-today.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through sections containing overview essays and reference entries related to particular religions, this resource explores the rise of religious violence, hate crime, and persecution around the world. Religious violence and persecution have been growing steadily both within the United States and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, this current and comprehensive reference helps readers understand the persecution of members of particular faiths as well as violence committed by members of those faiths. In doing so it promotes a greater understanding of the role of religion in global politics, domestic and international terrorism, and religious bigotry. The book contains sections on particular religious traditions from around the world. Each section begins with an overview essay surveying violence related to that particular religion, whether committed by or against members of that faith. Reference entries in each section then provide objective, fundamental information about particular topics related to violence and the religion discussed. The entries provide cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the work closes with a bibliography of resources for further study. Sections are devoted to particular religions from around the world. Overview essays in each section survey religious violence associated with that particular faith. Reference entries in each section provide current fundamental information about specific topics related to religious violence within a faith tradition. Excerpts from primary source documents give readers first-hand accounts of religious violence for critical analysis. Cross-references and suggestions for further reading direct users to related topics and additional resources.

Issues in Race and Ethnicity

By CQ Researcher
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  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Book Code : 1544316348
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: issues-in-race-and-ethnicity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the wake of a divisive presidential election charged with debates over immigration and identity politics, Americans continue to grapple with questions of race and ethnicity. This collection of nonpartisan and thoroughly researched reports focuses on provocative issues including gentrification, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the resurgence of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the "Alt-Right." Because it’s CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of the debate. Chapters follow a set template, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, an overview of the current situation, and a look ahead. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, "yes/no" debate box, photos, charts, and figures.

Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

By Bill J Leonard,Jill Y. Crainshaw
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598848682
  • Total of Pages : 945
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 875
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-religious-controversies-in-the-united-states-2nd-edition-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides a thorough introduction to historical and contemporary issues in American religion, tackling controversial hot-button topics such as abortion, Intelligent Design, and Scientology. • Approximately 500 entries written by more than 60 contributors • Primary documents that provide firsthand accounts of issues and events

The Implacable Urge to Defame

By Matthew Baigell
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  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Book Code : 0815653964
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 469
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Book Short Summary:

From the 1870s to the 1930s, American cartoonists devoted much of their ink to outlandish caricatures of immigrants and minority groups, making explicit the derogatory stereotypes that circulated at the time. Members of ethnic groups were depicted as fools, connivers, thieves, and individuals hardly fit for American citizenship, but Jews were especially singled out with visual and verbal abuse. In The Implacable Urge to Defame, Baigell examines more than sixty published cartoons from humor magazines such as Judge, Puck, and Life and considers the climate of opinion that allowed such cartoons to be published. In doing so, he traces their impact on the emergence of anti-Semitism in the American Scene movement in the 1920s and 1930s.

Teaching the Holocaust by Inquiry

By Elizabeth Krasemann
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643913826
  • Total of Pages : 344
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  • Members : 832
  • Pdf File: teaching-the-holocaust.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Noted Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum writes, "The Holocaust raises important questions and resists easy answers." This book offers a six-stage, student centered inquiry-based pedagogy that addresses complex questions and invites construction of complicated answers. Why the Jews? Why were there so many followers? Did the Jews resist? Each of the twenty-three inquiries presented in the book centers on an essential question and includes pedagogical strategies, compelling sources, and multiple suggestions to assess student learning.