Spring 2024 History UN3604 section 001

JEWS AND THE CITY

Call Number 11644
Day & Time
Location
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
328 Uris Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Rebecca Kobrin
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Over the course of the nineteenth century, millions of Jews uprooted themselves from their places of birth and moved to cities scattered throughout the world. This mass urbanization not only created new demographic centers of world Jewry, but also fundamentally transformed Jewish political and cultural life. In this course, we shall analyze primary source material, literary accounts as well as secondary sources as we examine the Jewish encounter with the city, and see how Jewish culture was shaped by and helped to shape urban culture. We shall compare Jewish life in six cities spanning from Eastern Europe to the United States and consider how Jews’ concerns molded the urban economy, urban politics, and cosmopolitan culture. We shall also consider the ways in which urbanization changed everyday Jewish life. What impact did it have on Jewish economic and religious life? What role did gender and class play in molding the experiences of Jews in different cities scattered throughout the world?
Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 12 students (20 max) as of 6:07PM Monday, July 22, 2024
Subject History
Number UN3604
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
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Section key 20241HIST3604Q001