Jan 17, 2021  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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RELI 216 - Israeli Media

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
(Same as JWST 216  and MEDS 216 ) This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of current political, social and religious developments in Israel by reading and analyzing Israeli media including newspapers, web sites, blogs, TV clips and more. Through the study of historical texts and current media, students gain an understanding of Israel’s complex multi-party political system, key political actors, the economic structure and the differences between the religious and political sectors in Israeli society.

Topic for 2020/21a: Negotiating Identity. How has identity in Israel has been constructed and deconstructed? Particular attention is paid to the recent emphasis on ‘hyphenated identities’ (like that of the “Arab Jew”). Key themes include ethnicity, gender, language, as well as political resistance and solidarity. The course explores how Israeli media has embodied or challenged social thought and perception, its major focus is upon contemporary cinema as a site of representation and expression. Sigal Yona.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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