Anthropology | JEWS IN MOSLEM SOCIETIES
E334 | 0476 | Bahloul


This course will investigate ethnicity in Moslem societies through the
case study of Middle Eastern Jewish communities. These minorities will be
studied through the analysis of their relationships with their Moslem
neighbors, of their culture and social organization, of their religious
life, and of their identity. The last part of the semester will be devoted
to the discussion of the status of Middle Eastern Jews in Israeli society.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. For undergraduate students
- one mid-term examination (20%)
- one mid-term research paper (10 to 15 pages, 35%)
- one final examination (25%)
- class attendance and participation (20%)

2. For graduate students
- one mid-term examination (30%)
- one mid-term research paper (15 pages min., 40%)
- two oral presentations (30%)

READINGS
Bahloul, Joelle, The Architecture of Memory, Cambridge U. Press, 1996
Goldberg, Harvey, Jewish Life in Muslim Libya, Univ. of Chicago Press,
1990.
Goldberg, Harvey, (ed.), Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries, Indiana
University Press, 1996