JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Fall 2021, Section 002 - From Ghetto to Suburb: Jewish Urban Experiences in Europe and the U.S.
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Judaic Studies (JUDAIC)
Department: LSA Judaic Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Consent:
With permission of department.
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
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Description

What do Venice, New York, and Chicago have in common? All were described as possessing ghettos where Jews lived. And what do Berlin, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Miami have in common? All were considered new cities for Jews, places where Jews left the ghetto behind. This course looks at these European and American cities to examine how the ghetto got its name and its reputation as a quintessentially Jewish urban space and then how the ghetto lost its Jewish associations as Jews moved to new cities and new neighborhoods. Given these changes, how should we understand Nazi ghettos and African American ghettos? Some of these cities and neighborhoods possessed low-density suburban attributes; others retained high density but nonetheless seemed a different, distant world from the old, foreign, oppressive ghetto. This transregional excursion into Jewish urban experiences will illuminate how they shaped contemporary understandings of what makes a city.

Course Requirements:

A mix of varied writing and research assignments, culminating in a comparative research project.

Intended Audience:

Juniors and Seniors

Class Format:

Discussion focused on weekly reading assignments.

Schedule

JUDAIC 417 - Topics in Judaic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
32301
Open
8
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
32598
Open
5
1LSA Jr>
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
33327
Open
10
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
26262
Closed
0
 
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