AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Section: 004 American Jews and Media Industries
Term: WN 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

"Jews Run Hollywood. So What?"

A decade ago this double-edged headline ran on the cover of Moment, a glossy, self-described "Jewish Magazine." Controversies like this have been sustained by a stew of envy and guilt, but their sources are to be found in old employment restrictions that forced Jews to innovate outside of mainstream American industries. Well into the mid-twentieth century, major American corporations seldom hired Jews. They worked primarily in family businesses; many were employed in printing and garment trades, suppliers to industries of ideas and fashions. Jews built on niche opportunities in emergent and developing media enterprises: movies, photography, recorded music, radio, comics, and television. As these 'canned' entertainments became simultaneously popular and seriously prestigious, controversies flared over the roles of Jews in 'the mass media'. We examine these issues by discussing a wide range of illustrative and analytical materials. Preparation for class often includes the study of movies, photos, and audio recordings.

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28229
Open
37
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Note: Section 001 is a 1.0 credit-hour mini course that meets 1/7/08 - 2/18/08.
002 (REC)
P
27116
Open
6
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (REC)
P
28227
Open
11
 
-
MW 3:00PM - 4:30PM
004 (REC)
P
29687
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (REC)
P
29974
Open
3
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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