Asian Studies Major/Minor Course
Religious Studies

Course Credits: 3

Asian Studies Major/Minor Course


Semester(s) Offered

  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2019

Catalog Description

Reads some of the ways Jewish texts and traditions look at women, gender and sexuality from biblical times to the present. Starts with an analysis of the positioning of the body, matter and gender in creation stories, moves on to the gendered aspects of tales of rescue and sacrifice, biblical tales of sexual subversion and power, taboo-breaking and ethnos building, to rabbinic attitudes towards women, sexuality and gender and contemporary renderings and rereadings of the earlier texts and traditions.

 


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