Topics in JIMES: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in Israel


Race, class, and ethnicity are social and political constructs situated in the case of Israel in a "Jewish and democratic" context. Can a state be both Jewish and democratic? What are the implications of this on recognition, allocation, representation, participation, disparities, and more? Who benefits and who losses from the current construct? And why is this all relevant to a global, and not only local, understanding of race, class, and ethnicity? In this course, we will unpack these questions as we engage with state policies, civil society initiatives, and personal stories that make Israeli society. The course will include three sections: the first will ask 'who is an Israeli'? The second will focus on identity, politics, and identity politics, and the third on social and economic trends in a diverse society. Throughout these sections, we will apply concepts such as membership, privilege, entitlement, representation, participation, recognition, allocation, disparities, and stratification, to the Israeli case, and use them to better understand the politics of race, class, and ethnicity within diverse and divided societies.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM

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Topics in JIMES: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in Israel
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