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Selected books by staff and Associates of the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism.

Performative Holocaust Commemoration in the 21st Century

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Performative Holocaust Commemoration in the 21st Century

Diana I. Popescu and Tanja Schult (eds.)

Routledge, 2021

This edited volume charts the performative dimension of Holocaust memorialization through a selection of artistic, educational, and memorial projects. It explores how performative practices came into being, what impact they exert upon audiences, and how researchers can conceptualise and understand their relevance.

Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe

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Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe

Jan Rybak

Oxford University Press, 2021

This book offers a profoundly new picture of the role that Zionism played in East-Central European communities during the First World War and a new interpretation of Zionism’s breakthrough as a key social and political movement in the region. It also makes fresh contributions to the understanding of relations between Empire and nation and the development of post-war violence in East-Central Europe.

Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism

Books | Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism

Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism

Sol Goldberg, Scott Ury and Kalman Weiser (eds.)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2021

Leading scholars in a variety of fields trace the history and scholarly debates around a key concept. Each chapter presents an original argument, points to avenues for further research and provides a method of investigation.

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

Awarded the 2021 British Association for Jewish Studies Book Prize and 2020 Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for History. 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.

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.

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