JUDAIC 617 - Graduate Topics in Judaic Studies
Fall 2021, Section 004 - Cartographies of Race: Historical Approaches to Examining Race/Racism
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/30/21 - 12/10/21 (see other Sections below)
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How does race translate across space, empire, and time? How do we disentangle the legacies of colonialism from our scholarly practices? Taking an historical approach to race, this course brings together theories of spatial and temporal difference as a means to deconstruct static notions of race with a focus on Anglo- and Franco-imperial settings.

Within this wide regional breadth, the course examines racial configurations of whiteness/blackness and Arab/Jewishness within Israel/Palestine; colonial North Africa; and the Americas. Additionally, students develop skills in applying spatial and critical race theories to the digital humanities as a means of engaging with scholarship as an anti-racist practice.

Theorists examined include: Michel Foucault, Edward Soja, Henri Lefebvre, Sara Ahmed, W.E.B. DuBois, Doreen Massey, and Oren Yiftachel


JUDAIC 617 - Graduate Topics in Judaic Studies
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001 (REC)
 In Person
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
8/30/21 - 12/10/21
004 (REC)
 In Person
TuTh 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/30/21 - 12/10/21

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