Race, Religion, and the Secular

JUDS 0603 S01 [CRN: 16545]

The most "secular" presidential election in American history saw the language of Christian America apparently yield to a rhetoric of racism, misogyny, and white identity. But racialization and secularization are very much intertwined. In an effort to understand how “whiteness” is tied to the history of Christianity and secular, liberal democracies, this class will trace the figure of the "Jew" in the Christian imagination, and examine the racial and religious othering of Judaism as an entry point for reflecting upon contemporary American social and political struggles surrounding religious and racial identities. WRIT DPLL
Fall 2017
13:00 - 14:20 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017