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The Business of Jews

charles Dellheim

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter focuses on the economic culture of Jews with particular emphasis on myths and practices. While steering clear of essentialist assumptions about intrinsic ‘racial traits’, it asks whether ... More


A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173924
eISBN:
9781400884988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173924.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the wake of the AIDS pandemic, legions of organizations and compassionate individuals descended on Africa from faraway places to offer their help and save lives. This book shows how the dreams of ... More


The Business of Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter tells the story of the Jewish entrepreneurs who made up the majority of white men who owned and promoted black baseball teams beginning in the Great Depression. The Negro Leagues used ... More


The Third-century Land-leases From Tholthis

Jean Bingen

in Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615780
eISBN:
9780748670727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615780.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The leases that are the subject of this chapter were found in mummy wrappings (cartonnage) using discarded papyrus. The documents used for this purpose came from a village in the nome of Oxyrhynchos. ... More


Coda: Butter Buyers

in On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804738569
eISBN:
9780804772907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804738569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers William Harrison's Description, where he complains that middlemen are ruining local economies all over England, and suggests that Harrison is not simply the retrograde ... More


Mrs. Uebayashi: Cottage Weaver on the Tango Peninsula on the Japan Sea

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Mrs. Uebayashi Chiyoko started weaving obi for Kyoto manufacturers when obi weaving was introduced to Tango in the 1970s. Mr. Uebayashi Akira, her husband, has continued to work as a fisherman. Like ... More


Archaeology and Townley-Read's Economy: Faunal Remains, Red Stone, and Alcohol Bottles

Kurt A. Jordan

in The Seneca Restoration, 1715–1754: An Iroquois Local Political Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032511
eISBN:
9780813039428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032511.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses archaeological evidence to examine the Seneca local political economy at Townley-Read in terms of animal use (for both subsistence purposes and the fur trade), involvement as ... More


The art of fundraising

Beth Breeze

in The New Fundraisers: Who Organises Charitable Giving in Contemporary Society?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447325000
eISBN:
9781447325314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325000.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Chapter 4 focuses on the ‘art’ or the non-technical aspects of fundraising, exploring how the social and personal skills of fundraisers enable them to succeed. Drawing on interviews with 50 ... More


The Imperial Moshko

Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

in Lenin's Jewish Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300152104
eISBN:
9780300168600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152104.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides some background information about Moshko Blank. It explains that he was an Ashkenazic, Yiddish-speaking Jew born to a traditional Jewish family in the pre-partitioned ... More


Agents of Development Jews, Arabs, and the Middlemen of Empire

Jacob Norris

in Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Chapter Two begins the discussion of the post-Ottoman period by focusing on a particular feature of British development policy in Palestine: the preference for Jews as colonial auxiliaries. As a ... More


The Middleman and the Role of the Community in Land Transactions

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The middleman represented the village community and was there to ensure the fairness of a land transaction. He verified that the close relatives had been offered first refusal, negotiated the ... More


At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

To a degree uncommon among Chinese cities, Republican Shanghai had no center. Its territory was divided among three (sometimes more) municipal governments integrated into various national states and ... More


Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Nara Dillon and Jean C. Oi

in At the Crossroads of Empires: Middlemen, Social Networks, and State-Building in Republican Shanghai

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756198
eISBN:
9780804768436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756198.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, which provides a discussion on middlemen, social networks, and state-building in Shanghai of the Republican period, focuses on three middlemen: activist Huang Yanpei, comprador Wang ... More


The Colonial Compass

Gurucharan Gollerkeri and Natasha Chhabra

in Migration Matters: Mobility in a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199464807
eISBN:
9780199087280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464807.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Population and Demography

The Emigration Act of 1983 that constitutes the regulatory framework extant in India today is dated and has several shortcomings—intrinsic and instrumental. The intrinsic flaws stem from its emphasis ... More


Trading with Kidnappers

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Once a price is agreed, kidnappers tend to demand payment in unmarked, small-denomination notes. How do people deliver the cash to the right addressee without putting themselves at risk? How do ... More


Avoiding the Middleman

Susan V. Spellman

in Cornering the Market: Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199384273
eISBN:
9780190495503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384273.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter contends that the turn-of-the-twentieth-century grocery trade’s seemingly outmoded distribution chain was at the time the most efficient method for moving goods. It was, by standards ... More


The Red–Black Collusion

Peng Wang

in The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198758402
eISBN:
9780191818349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758402.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 6 focuses on the red–black collusion between police officers and local gangsters. It offers a detailed description of Chongqing’s anti-crime and anti-corruption campaign. Analysis of this ... More


The Innovation Paradox

Jeremias Prassl

in Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter turns to the innovation narrative. It argues that, as far as work is concerned, gig-economy innovation is a myth. The software and hardware on which apps and platforms draw are often the ... More


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