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Courses - Fall 2020
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Sex, Gender, and Jewish Identity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course in WMST; or 1 course in JWST; or 1 course in LGBT; or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with: LGBT448W, WMST498W.
Credit only granted for: JWST492, JWST409G, JWST419W, LGBT448W, or WMST498W.
Formerly: JWST409G and JWST419W.
An exploration of Jewish embodiment, including dynamics related to biological sex, culturally-framed gender, and sexuality. Topics of discussion may include transgender and intersex Jews, stereotypes and gender performance, modesty, genetics, and body alteration. Focus is on contemporary Jewish culture, framed within the larger historical and textual tradition.