Funny, You Don't Look Jewish: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Judaism|
Fall 2018 not offered
FGSS 313, CJST 308|
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
This course will give advanced students the opportunity to engage deeply with critical current issues in Judaism, including race, gender, and sexuality. In both the U.S. and Israel, issues of Jewish whiteness (or not), straightness (or not), and maleness (or not) dominate conversations about the direction Judaism will take in the 21st century and how Judaism can remain relevant in an increasingly globalized and secularized world.
Students in this course will read contemporary scholarship on those who have been traditionally pushed to the margins of Judaism and will be asked to wade into murky ethical waters as they think about the power of naming and who has the authority to determine "in" and "out."
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CJS)
Plaskow, STANDING AGAIN AT SINAI
Greenberg, ON WOMEN AND JUDAISM
Adler, ENGENDERING JUDAISM
Hart, JEWS AND RACE
Goldstein, THE PRICE OF WHITENESS
Shneer, QUEER JEWS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly reflection papers, longer thematic papers, final research paper, participation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course satisfied the "Thematic Approach" requirement for the Religion major.