Middlebury

RELI0362

Religion and Nationalism

Religion and Nationalism – Israel and Palestine
How do Palestinian and Jewish nationalisms compare? Are they “simply” national movements? Are they secular or religious movements? Is Zionism a European colonial enterprise, a manifestation of “Orientalism” and racism, or a Jewish response to these phenomena? We will study the development of Jewish and Palestinian nationalisms, with attention to religion, political ideology, and to competing and contradictory versions of history. Course materials will include readings by major proponents and critics of both Palestinian and Jewish nationalism, debates on historiography, memoir, and film. Will include debate simulations. Fulfils requirements for MES Major and JWST Minor. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS PHL

Sections

Spring 2017

RELI0362A-S17 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2015

RELI0362A-S15 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2013

RELI0362A-S13 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2010

RELI0362A-S10 Seminar (Schine)