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

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JWST 309 - Seminar: Modern Jewish Identity

Next Offered: 2010-2011
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits (Range): 3 to 4 Hours
Attribute: 3 to 4 SS, CD, WR

This course studies ways that Jews redefined Jewish identity after the breakdown of the traditional, autonomous Jewish community and the creation of entirely new sites of Jewish settlement, especially in the United States, made affiliation and the content of Jewishness subjective and extremely varied. Why and how did Jews choose Jewish identity in these circumstances, and what new forms did identity assume? Studies pressures on Jews to renounce or limit Jewishness, social and ideological forces that supported identity formation, class and gender as variables, and selected cases of individual and group expression. Consent of the instructor required. Enrollment Limit: 15.
Instructor: S. Magnus
Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with HIST 309.

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