List of Writings by

Werner Cohn
Professor Emeritus of Sociology
University of British Columbia

(* marks the more important items)




"Zionist Youth Movements in America," Student Zionist, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-7.




* Jehovah's Witnesses as a Proletarian Sect. MA Thesis, New School for Social Research




Review of "Jehovah's Witnesses, The New World Society," by Marley Cole, The New Leader, vol. 38, no. 41, pp. 24-6.

Review of "For Zion's Sake: A Biography of Judah L. Magnes, by Norman Bentwich, Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 68-9.

Review of "Scapegoat of Revolution, by Judd L. Teller, Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 129-30.

* "Jehovah's Witnesses as a Proletarian Movement," American Scholar, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 281-98. (Reprinted in American Scholar Reader, ed. by Hiram Haydn and Betsy Saunders, N.Y. Atheneum, 1960).




* The Political Alignments of American Jews. PhD Dissertation, New School for Social Research. (Available on ProQuest)

"Jehovah's Witnesses and Racial Prejudice," Crisis, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 5-9.

Review of "The Political Behavior of American Jews," by Lawrence H. Fuchs, Commentary, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 284-6.

"Jesuits and Jews," Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 158-63.

Review of "Billy Sunday Was His Real Name," by William McLoughlin, Jr., Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 188-9.

Review of "The Bridge, A Yearbook of Judaeo-Christian Studies," by J. M. Oesterreicher, ed., Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 134-5.




Review of "Taboo," by Franz Steiner, American Sociological Review, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 132.

Review of "The Doukhobors of British Columbia," by Harry B. Hawthorn, ed., Chicago Jewish Forum, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 192-3.

Review of "The Fight for Fluoridation," by Donald McNeil, Commentary, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 280-2.

Review of "St. Ignatius Loyola," by James Brodrick, Commentary, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 298-300.




* "Social Stratification and the Charismatic," Midwest Sociologist, vo. 21, no. 1, pp. 12-8.

Review of "Christianity and Anti-Semitism," by Nicholas Berdyaev, Midwest Sociologist, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 118-9.

* "The Politics of American Jews," in The Jews, Social Patterns of an American Group, M. Sklare, ed., Free Press, pp. 614-26.




"On the Language of Lower-Class Children," School Review, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 435-40. (Reprinted in 1) Education and Social Crisis, ed. by E. T. Keach, et al., 1967; 2) as Reprint CON-A, Selected Academic Readings).

* "Jewish Political Attitudes -- Their Background," Judaism, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 312-22.

"American Catholicism Today," (review article), Commentary, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 173-6.




"Social Status and the Ambivalence Hypothesis: Some Critical Notes and a Suggestion," American Sociological Review, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 508-13. (Reprinted in Social Stratification in the United States, ed. by Roach, Gross, and Gurrslin, Prentice-Hall, 1969).




"Is Religion Universal ? Problems of Definition," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 25-33. (Also published in German translation in International Yearbook for the Sociology of Religion, vo. 2, 1966).




Review of "A Razor for a Goat: Problems in the History of Witchcraft and Diabolism," by Elliott Rose, Canadian Literature, no. 16, pp. 80-1.

Review of "Die Lotus-Lehre und die modernen Religionen in Japan," by Werner Kohler, Pacific Affairs, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 312-3.




Review of "German Catholicism and Hitler's Wars," by Gordon Zahn, Sociological Quarterly, Fall.

* "What is Religion ? An Analysis for Cross-Cultural Comparison," Journal of Christian Education, nos. 2-3, pp. 116-38.




Review of "European Social Class: Stability and Change," ed. by Bernard Barber and Elinor G. Barber, Social Forces, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 432-3.




"Publication and Due Process," CAUT Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 44-52.

"'Religion' in Non-Western Cultures ?," American Anthropologist, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 73-6.

"Research Note: A Movie of Experimentally-Produced Glossolalia," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 270. (Reports on a movie produced by W. Cohn which is available for loan through the Audio-Visual Services at the University of British Columbia.)




"Personality, Pentecostalism, and Glossolalia: A Research Note on Some Unsuccessful Research," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 36-9.

Review of "System, Change and Conflict," by N. J. Demerath and R. A. Peterson, eds., Social Forces, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 244-5.




"On the Problem of Religion in Non-Western Cultures," International Yearbook for the Sociology of Religion, vol. 5, pp. 7-19.

* "Some Comparisons Between Gyspy (North American rom) and American English Kinship Terms," American Anthropologist, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 476-82.

Review of "Race Relations," by Michael Banton, Current Anthropology, vol. 10, no. 2-3, p. 203.




* "La persistance d'un group paria relativement stable: quelques reflexions sur les tsiganes nord-américains," Etudes Tsiganes, vol. 16, nos. 2-3, pp. 3-23.




Review of "Japan's Invisible Race: Caste in Culture and Personality," by George DeVos and Hiroshi Wagatsuma, Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, vol. 50, no. 3-4, pp. 157-8.




* "Mariage chez les rom nord-américains: quelques conséquences du 'prix de la mariée," Etudes Tsiganes, vol. 18, no. 2-3, pp. 4-11.

"Marko and Moso, A Gypsy Tale from Canada told by Biga," Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, vol. 51, nos. 1-2, pp. 13-27. German translation (partial) in Zigeunermärchen aus aller Welt, Erste Sammlung, Heinz Mode, ed., Insel-Verlag, Leipzig, 1983, pp. 156-61.




* The Gypsies, Addison-Wesley. Available for download in PDF format; download time about 25 minutes, much faster, of course, with broad band.




"Some Weaknesses in the Jewish Community of Vancouver," Jewish Western Bulletin, April 26,1974, pp. 2, ff.




Review of "Gypsy Politics and Social Change," by Thomas Acton, Contemporary Sociology, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 56

* "Jewish Outmarriage and Anomie: A Study in the Canadian Syndrome of Polarities," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 90-105. (Reprinted in People, Power and Process, A Reader, ed. by Alexander Himelfarb and C. James Richardson, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1980, pp. 35-52).




"Human Rights in China," (correspondence), New York Review of Books, vol. XXIV, no. 16, October 13, pp. 45-6.

"Concerning 'Impressions of Agricultural Development in a North China County,'" (correspondence), Pacific Affairs, vol. 50, no. 4, Winter 1977-8, pp. 680-1.




Review of "Mao Tse-tung in the Scales of History," ed. by Dick Wilson (review article), Worldview, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 53-5.

"On Inequality in Canada," Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 399-401.




* "Participation in China," Problems of Communism," vol. XXVIII, no. 1 (Jan.-Feb.), pp. 75-9.

"Has China Failed ?," (correspondence), New York Review of Books, vol. XXVI, no. 12, (July 19), p. 44.

Review of "The Kalderas in Eastern Canada," by Matt and Sheila Salo, Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol XI, no. 1, pp. 182-4.

* "English and French Canadian Public Opinion on Jews and Israel: Some Poll Data," Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. XI, no. 2 (1979), pp. 31-48.




* "Perspectives on Communist Totalitarianism," (review article), Problems of Communism, XXIX, no. 5 (Sept. - Oct 1980), pp. 68-73.

* "Equivocation in the Study of Totalitarianism," Survey, vol. 25, no. 3 (112), Summer 1980, pp. 179-88.




* "The Aryans of Jean-Paul Sartre: Totalitarian Categories in Western Writing," Encounter, vol. LVII, no. 6 (Dec. 1981), pp. 86-91.




GRADE CALCULATOR. A program to compute student grades on the H-P 41C pocket computer. Program #01771C, Hewlett-Packard 67/97/41 Users' Library.




"The Name Changers," Forum, No. 50 (Winter 1983/4), pp. 65-71.




"What's in a Name: A Comment on Himmelfarb, Loar, and Mott," Public Opinion Quarterly, vol. 48, pp. 660-5.



* "'A Clear Provocation': Esoteric Elements in Communist Language," Encounter, vol. LXIV, no. 5 (May), pp. 75-78.

"'The View from Inside'" (correspondence; review of "The View from Inside: A French Communist Cell in Crisis" by Jane Jenson and George Ross) Times Literary Supplement, Sept. 27, 1985, p. 1063.




"Not a friend left," (op-ed piece), The Sun, February 15, 1986, p. A6. (A brief presentation of data from the BC Studies article below).

* "The Persecution of Japanese Canadians and the Political Left in British Columbia, December 1941 - March 1942," B.C. Studies, No. 68, Winter 1985-6, pp. 3-22.




* The Hidden Alliances of Noam Chomsky, New York, Americans for a Safe Israel. (see below, Partners in Hate, 1995)

* "Bearers of a Common Fate ? The 'Non-Aryan Christian' Fate-Comrades of the Paulus-Bund, 1933-1939," Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, volume XXXIII, pp. 327-366.

"The Hidden Alliances of Noam Chomsky," (in Hebrew), Nativ, vol. 1, no. 5 (November) pp. 29-35. Note: This is a partial Hebrew translation of the pamphlet shown above.




* "From Victim to Shylock and Oppressor: The New Image of the Jew in the Trotskyist Movement," Journal of Communist Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, March, pp. 45-67.

"Truth in Genealogy," Search, vol. 11, no. 1 (Spring 1991), pp. 4-5




1993 Proposal to participants in CREF

"The Hidden Alliances of Noam Chomsky," in With Friends Like These, Edward Alexander, editor, S.P.I. Books, New York, pp. 99-130. Note: This is an abbreviated version of the 1988 publication by the same name.

"Private Stacks, Public Funding," American Libraries, vol. 24, no 2, February 1993, pp. 182-184.

"The Myth of Gypsy Nationalism," (communication) Nationalities Papers, vol. XXI, no. 2 (Fall 1993), pp. 281-286.




1994 Proposal to Participants in CREF


"The Jews are Bad," (review of "Jewish History, Jewish Religion," by Israel Shahak), Israel Horizons, vo. 42, no. 3 of 4 (sic), Autumn, pp. 28-9.




* Partners in Hate. Cambridge MA, Avukah Press. This is a revised version of The Hidden Alliances of Noam Chomsky, containing a new Preface to bring the information up to date.

"Taxes Not Paid by Witnesses Cost City $10 Million a Year," Brookly Heights Press, June 1




Cooper Union and the Chrysler Building (unpublished discussion paper).




Misconduct of Camp Ramah Officials. (Submission to Jewish Theological Seminary)




The Berlin Zoo and Its Jews




"When the Constitution Fails on Church and State: Two Case Studies," 6 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion. 1.2


Early Companions. A Novella. iUniverse.


Review of "L'étoile touge de David. Les Juifs communistes in France," by Jacques Frémontier. American Communist History, vol. 4 no. 2, December, pp. 267-270.




"Cikani: Pribuzenska terminologie a cena za nevestu," in Cikanska Rodina, ed. by L. Budilova & M. Jakoubek, Zapadoceska univerzita v Plzni, Czech Republic. An abridged, Czech version of The Gypsies (1973).



Cikáni,  Sociologické nakladatelství (SLON).  Complete Czech version of The Gypsies (1973), with a new introduction






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