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Spotlight on the Humanities: Religion in American Life

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Jewish Urban Politics in a  Time of Crisis

In modern times, Jews emerged as consummate urban dwellers. After World War II, as American Jews migrated away from cities embroiled in so-called urban crises, they experienced a simultaneous Jewish urban crises. Who were Jews apart from their urbanism? And how would they remake their relationship to urban spaces, people, and ideals? Drawing upon her extensive research on Detroit, Lila Corwin Berman argues that contrary to the history of white flight, the story of postwar Jewish migration away from cities is one of enduring – and tension-filled – urban entanglement, marked by the politics of privatization. Community Room

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


March 21, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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