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Spring 2014 Semester
May 23, 2018
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JWSS 2269 - Jews and American Popular Culture
Examines why Jews, despite their small numbers, have had such a central influence on American popular entertainment. Jewish “moguls” essentially created the American radio, film, and television industries. Other Jews assumed prominence in the fields of popular song, jazz, folk music, vaudeville, Broadway, literature, literary criticism, stand-up comedy, as well as comic strips and books. Jews excelled in sports, particularly baseball, basketball, and boxing, and Jewish gangsters made an indelible mark on the dark side of the American imagination. Jewish department store moguls, fashion designers, and toy manufacturers helped shape the American Dream. Explores social history as well as works of popular culture to perceive the nuanced Jewish influence operating at the heart of Jewish-American creativity.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Interdisc Studies - Soc Sc/Hum Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Diversity, NU Core Comp Stdy of Cultures, UG Col Socl Sci & Humanities

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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