Anthropology | Jewish Women:Anth Perspect
E332 | 24919 | Bahloul


This course will be devoted to the analysis of women's place in Jewish
society and culture. It will focus on images and  representations
related to women, on the gender dimension of Jewish kinship, family
structures, and religious practices. A special attention will be given
to the modification of traditional patterns in contemporary society
and history and to Jewish female emancipation. Students will discuss
the social experiences of Jewish women in various communities of
Northern America, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. For undergraduate students
- 1 mid-term examination (25%)
- 1 reading review to be presented in class (5p.) (20%)
- 1 fieldwork project (10-15 p.) (35%)
- class attendance and participation (20%)
2. For graduate students
- 1 mid-term examination (30%)
- 2 reading reviews to be presented in class (7p each) (30%)
- fieldwork project  (15p.) (40%)

READINGS
Hartman M. and H., 1996, Gender Equality and American Jews, Albany:
S.U.N.Y. Press
Kaufman, Debra Renee, 1991, Rachel's Daughters, New Brunswick: Rutgers
University Press.
Sacks M., (ed.), 1995, Active Voices: Women in Jewish Culture,
Urbana:Univ. of Illinois Press.
Wasserfall R., (ed.), 1999, Women and Water: Menstruation in Jewish
Life and Law,Brandeis Univ. Press.