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Selected books by Pears Institute staff and Associates.

Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism

Books | Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism

Abigail Green and Simon Levis Sullam (Eds.)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

A collection of original and provocative essays that illuminate the historic relationship between Jews, liberalism and antisemitism in Europe, the Ottoman empire and the North American Atlantic World.

Jewish Internationalism and Human Rights after the Holocaust

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Jewish Internationalism and Human Rights after the Holocaust

Nathan Kurz

Cambridge University Press, 2021

This book charts the fraught relationship between Jewish internationalism and international rights protection in the second half of the twentieth century.

German as a Jewish Problem: The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism

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German as a Jewish Problem: The Language Politics of Jewish Nationalism

Marc Volovici

Stanford University Press, 2020

The German language holds an ambivalent and controversial place in the modern history of European Jews. Marc Volovici offers a new understanding, turning to German to illuminate the questions and dilemmas that largely defined the experience of European Jews in the age of nationalism.

Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

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Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution

Brendan McGeever

Cambridge University Press, 2019

The first monograph to analyse the Bolshevik response to antisemitism. Brendan McGeever also uncovers the explosive overlap between revolutionary politics and antisemitism, and the capacity for class to become racialized in a moment of crisis. Awarded the 2020 Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for History.

Jews, Money, Myth

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Jews, Money, Myth

Joanne Rosenthal and Marc Volovici (eds)

Jewish Museum London and Pears Institute, 2019

Scholars and artists examine the role of money in Jewish life and the place of Jews – real and imagined – in commerce, capitalism and finance up to the present day. Produced to complement the 2019 exhibition at the Jewish Museum London developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute.

Boycotts Past and Present: From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel

Books | Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Boycotts Past and Present: From the American Revolution to the Campaign to Boycott Israel

David Feldman (ed)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

Historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Contributors explore the causes and impact of past boycott movements and examine the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign directed against Israel

Ideas of ‘Race’ in the History of the Humanities

Books | Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Ideas of ‘Race’ in the History of the Humanities

Amos Morris-Reich and Dirk Rupnow (eds)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

This volume is the first collective attempt to address the history of notions of race in the humanities as a whole. It brings together some of the most distinguished scholars in their respective fields.

Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940 Living with Difference

Books | Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Christian and Jewish Women in Britain, 1880-1940 Living with Difference

Anne Summers

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

This book offers a new contribution to the history of multiculturalism in Britain. It shows how friendship and co-operation between Christian and Jewish women changed lives and, as the Second World War approached, actually saved them.

Professor David Feldman, Director – 2

In an age of populism and nationalism it is more important than ever to understand the connections between antisemitism and other forms of racialization.

Professor David Feldman, Director

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