Spring 2021 Homelands and Diasporas

Spring 2021

JWST 5.01/ RUSS 38.13 / COCO 33

HOMELANDS AND DIASPORAS: RUSSIAN JEWS ON THREE CONTINENTS

Professor Sergei Kan
Time: J
WCult: Cl
Remote with Synchronous
Components
No prerequisites

Drawing on a variety of disciplines, such as anthropology, history, sociology, political science, and cultural studies, and sources ranging from academic works to works of fiction and films, the course first explores the history and culture of Russian (pre-1917) and especially Soviet Jews - a major and significant segment of the world Jewry - prior to the massive immigration of the 1970s-1990s. The rest of the course involves a comparison of the RSJ in the three major countries they have immigrated to - Israel, US and Germany - as well as those remaining in Russia today.