AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Blackness and Jewishness: A History of Encounters
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

What does it mean to be “black” in Jewish culture? In this course, we explore how Jewish societies have understood and engaged with Blackness and Black peoples over the ages. Delving into the parallel struggles of Blacks and Jews, we ask: How does the history of slavery intersect with the status of Jews in the Middle East? What connections can be drawn between the civil rights struggles in Israel and America? Throughout the course, we discuss the flexible and interrelated nature of the categories of Blackness and Jewishness across different historical, geographical, and temporal contexts. Themes explored include black and Jewish anti-colonial thought; Ethiopian and North African Jewish history; race and racism within the Middle East. By the end of the course, students will better understand how diasporic and racial identities are constructed and reconstructed over time and space.

Schedule

AAS 358 - Topics in Black World Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
25585
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
28954
Open
10
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
34542
Closed
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
35241
Open
13
 
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M 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: This section of this class will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
009 (SEM)
 In Person
35308
Open
9
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
35459
Open
8
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: All classes will be taught at the UM Detroit Center. Transportation provided.
011 (SEM)
 In Person
35929
Open
8
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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