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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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JWST 237 - Women & Gender in Jewish Society, Antiquity to Modernity

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3SS, CD, WR

Topics in Jewish women’s history and the construction of gender in Jewish society from Graeco-Roman antiquity to the 20th century. Studies “normative” constructions of women’s roles, idealized constructions of Jewish maleness and femaleness, and realities of gendered behavior. Using rabbinic and communal materials, women’s letters, memoirs and rituals, explores family and power relations between women and men; women’s economic functions and power; gender and religion; transformation of roles in modernity; gendered responses to persecution; feminism. Enrollment limit: 25
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with HIST 237.

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