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The Social Scientific Study of JewrySources, Approaches, Debates$
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Uzi Rebhun

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199363490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.001.0001

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History, Social Sciences, and Biography

History, Social Sciences, and Biography

The Case of the ASSJ

(p.133) The Professional Dilemma of Jewish Social Scientists
The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Ezra Mendelsohn

Frank Wolff

Natasha Gordinsky

Brian Horowitz

Vicki Caron

Gur Alroey

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This chapter contains a number of book review essays that come under the umbrella of history, social science, and biography. Topics covered include the role of Jews in sports segregation in the U.S. and the career of Jewish historian Shmuel Ettinger. One biographical books examined here focuses on the life and career of Jewish historian Elias Bickerman. Another book consists of three thematic parts that suggest a broader understanding of Jewish urban life. Other topics covered by these books reviewed here include the history of anti-Jewish violence in Eastern Europe, violence in the early Soviet period in the Crimea, and the study of women and gender in Jewish history. The final book reviewed focuses on anti-Jewish violence in Russia.

Keywords:   sports segregation, Shmuel Ettinger, Elias Bickerman, Jewish urban life, anti-Jewish violence, Russia, political struggles, Crimea

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