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Sociology Subject Guide — SOCI 2509 H/W: Sociology of Antisemitism

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Overview

An unidentified woman puts a candle at the Holocaust memorial of the Jewish victims in Berlin, Wednesday night, April 22, 1998.The purpose of this guide is to provide you with library and online resources useful to write your research papers and/projects for the course SOCI 2509 H/W: Sociology of Antisemitism.

 

Photo Info: An unidentified woman puts a candle at the Holocaust memorial of the Jewish victims in Berlin, Wednesday night, April 22, 1998. (AP Photo/Jan Bauer) [From AP Images Databases]

 

What is antisemitism?

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility, prejudice, or discrimination directed against Jews. I have selected several resources that you can check to learn more about the history of this phenomena which will help you in your research.

 

Finding Academic's Articles

Tips:

  • Antisemitism has different spelling, e.g. anti-Semitism, anti-semitism or antisemitism
    • Use all the different spellings to make sure you are finding all the possible articles on this topic
  • When search these databases, you can limit your search "peer-reviewed" articles to make sure you are retrieving the most reliable of articles.
  • When building your keywords use synonyms or variations of terms to make sure you don't miss results, e.g. war, warfare, armed conflict, etc.
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Bibliographies of Holocaust Memoirs

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Biographies and memoirs are excellent primary sources to use to study any phenomena. It gives a human face to any social issue you are studying. Keep in min the following when using them:

  • Primary sources have inherent issues such as bias, distortion due to time, misinformation and misunderstanding that may affect the way people remember events.
    • Read several biographies together with newspapers accounts, history books and academic journal's articles to have a more complete picture of the event you are researching.

News reports

Another way to study antisemitism is by exploring its representation in the news. You can search ours newspapers databases or explore Google News to get a sampling of what is being published right now.