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Courses - Spring 2024
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Open Seats as of
06/13/2024 at 12:30 PM
Special Topics in History; Jews and Sports: Identities, Nationalisms, and Masculinities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with JWST319A. Credit only granted for JWST319A or HIST329Q.

Modern Jewish culture is marked by competing visions of Jewish masculinity, from the traditional learned scholar to the muscle Jew of the 19th century. Athleticism plays an important role in this cultural formation. Attention to Jewish engagement in and with sports including boxing, baseball, basketball, and soccer allows for a better understanding of modern Jewish identity and its development and challenges.