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Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Leaving the Enclave: Historical Evidence on Immigrant Mobility from the Industrial Removal Office

June 2020

We study a program that funded 39,000 Jewish households in New York City to leave enclave neighborhoods circa 1910.

Legitimacy in the ‘secular church’ of the United Nations

February 2020

This article argues that how the United Nations (UN) conceptualizes legitimacy is not only a matter of legalism or power politics.

Guarding Traditions and Laws—Disciplining Bodies and Souls: Tradition, science, and religion in the age of Ottoman reform

October 2018

This article examines the religious and intellectual dynamics behind the Ottoman military reform movement, known as the New Order, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries....

Mirrors for Princes and Sultans: Advice on the Art of Governance in the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds

August 2018

When did European modes of political thought diverge from those that existed in other world regions?

Authenticity, Complaint, and the Russianness of American Jewish Literature

July 2018

Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and their critics embraced the notion that their work displayed an affinity to Russian and Yiddish literature, especially to the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky...

Making Godly Nations: Church-State Pathways in Poland and the Philippines

July 2018

How does religious nationalism arise? Poland and the Philippines represent two striking examples of religious and national identities becoming practically coterminous.

Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History

March 2018

An Economist Best Book of the YearFinalist for the National Jewish Book Award (History)Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that...

Nuns' Priests' Tales: Men and Salvation in Medieval Women's Monastic Life

February 2018

During the Middle Ages, female monasteries relied on priests to provide for their spiritual care, chiefly to celebrate Mass in their chapels but also to hear their confessions and give last rites...

How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers

September 2016

What types of asylum seekers are Europeans willing to accept?

Muslim and Jewish women: Historical and cultural contexts

July 2016

The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of...

Writing Jewish Culture: Paradoxes in Ethnography

March 2016

Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe before WWII, this collection explores various genres of “ethnoliterature” across temporal, geographical, and ideological borders as sites of Jewish identity...

The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in India

March 2016

The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography.

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru

November 2015

Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training...

Tracking the Travels of Adam Olearius

July 2015

"Tracking the Travels of Adam Olearius" is chapter 9 of the book Word and Image in Russian History: Essays in Honor of Gary Marker, edited by Maria di Salvo, Daniel H.

The Transformation of the Arab World

July 2012

In this article, Oliver Roy argues that in order to grasp what is happening in the Middle East, a number of deep-rooted prejudices must be set aside.

Unterwegs zu einem zeitgemäßen Verständnis des globalen sozialen Wandels

December 2011

This article sketches the outlines of a contemporary inter- and transdisciplinary methodology to understand the current global change.

Introduction of Buddhism to Korea: An Overview

October 2011

The arrival of Buddhism in Korea led to the fundamental transformation of local society and a blossoming of Korean civilization.

Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals

December 2010

In famously beautiful and laconic prose, Jean- Jacques Rousseau presents us a forceful picture of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the...

Culture, Sustainability and Medicine in the 21st Century. Re-Grounding the Focus of Medicine Amidst the Current "Global Systemic Shift“ and the Forces of the Market: Elements for a Contemporary Social Philosophy of Medicine

December 2010

This article analyzes the role and the status of medicine within the “post-modern” culture(s) of the West.

Religions of Korea Yesterday and Today

October 2010

The earliest Western visitors to Korea at the turn of the last century routinely pointed out that Koreans were a people who often called on supernatural powers and carried out rituals for...

Worldview and Politics in Today's United States: Barack Obama and the "New Cultural War" for Leadership of Anglo-American Global Power

July 2010

This article provides an analysis of the current relationship between Politics, Culture and Worldviews in the USA under Barack Obama.

Offshoring

December 2009

Written and edited by many of the world’s foremost scholars of transnational history, this dictionary challenges readers to look at the contemporary world in a new light.

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