MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Section: 002 Blacks and Jews in the Arab World
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Studies (MIDEAST)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one previous course in Middle East studies. Students should not elect the same topic twice.
May be elected twice for credit.
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This course delves into the history of Blackness and Jewishness throughout the Middle East. Specifically, this course explores parallels between the struggles of Blacks and Jews in modern history. Students explore the ways in which diasporic identities are constructed and reconstructed over time and space. We will discuss the flexible and interrelated nature of the categories of Blackness and Jewishness across different cultural, historical, and temporal contexts.

What linkages can be drawn between civil rights struggles in Israel and America?
How does the history of slavery intersect with the status of Jews in the Middle East?
Where do Ethiopian Jews fit into the categories of Blackness/Jewishness?
What is the image of the Black in Jewish Culture?
How does black anti-colonial thought relate to Jewish intellectual thought?

MIDEAST 391 - Humanities Topics in Middle East Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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