JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Section: 001 American Jew & Media Industries
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
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.

JUDAIC 317 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
16967
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (REC)
P
26399
Open
9
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Cross-listed with Slavic 270
003 (REC)
P
28410
Open
7
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets-with HJCS 291.002 and History 302.003.
005 (REC)
P
28496
Open
20
 
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M 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HJCS 291.001
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