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Syllabus Social Sources of Jewish Identity SOCI 310/JWST 310 Class Meets: Tuesday. Thursday, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Location: Jones 108 Prof.: Dr. Brenda E. Brasher [email protected] Required Texts: Remaking Israeli Judaism: The Challenge of Shas , D. Lehmann and B. Siebzehner Turning the Kaleidoscope: Perspectives on European Jewry Edited by S. Lustic and I. Leveson Recommended Texts: Modernity and Self Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age , A. Giddens The Power of Identity , M. Castells In Every Tongue: The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People, D. Tobin, G. Tobin, S. Rubin The Jews and Their Future: A Conversation on Judaism and Jewish Identities , E. Benbassa & J. Attias Required articles : See syllabus. Description: This course examines contemporary Jewish identity from a sociological perspective. Drawing upon the critical lens of social identity theory, the course compares and contrasts the social sources of Jewish identity in Europe, Israel and the USA. Requirements: The course has been designed to follow a teaching style that may be new to some students. There will be one lecture per week (on Tuesdays) and one seminar per week (on Thursdays). Each week, the lecture will introduce and expand upon a given topic. The following week, the seminar will be organized around student
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