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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Goldberg Talk on November 21st

The Center for Jewish Studies Colloquium Series presents Harvey Goldberg's talk "Recent Research Perspectives on Jewish Settlers and Settlement on the West Bank" on November 21 at 12:00pm in 135 Nicholson Hall.

Harvey E. Goldberg is the emeritus Sarah Allen Shaine Chair in Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University. His research concerns Jews in the Middle East, ethnic and religious identities in Israeli society, and the overlap between Anthropology and Jewish Studies. He is author of Jewish Life in Muslim Libya: Rivals and Relatives and Jewish Passages: Cycles of Jewish Life, and has edited Sephardi and Middle Eastern Jewries and The Life of Judaism.
Israeli settlements on theWest Bank are primarily viewed as a pressing political issue, while recent research has also illuminated important social and religious issues entailed in their continued existence and development. Among them are critiques of viewing settlers as "fundamentalists," and explorations of how they, like other Israelis, are impacted by neo-liberal economic policies. These and other recent lines of research will be sketched and offered for discussion.
ThisEvent is Free & Open to the Public
A Light Lunch will be Provided
Co-sponsored by: UofMDepartment of Anthropology
Nicholson Hall is located at 216 Pillsbury Dr SE on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus. For more information, please contact The Center for Jewish Studies at: 612-624-4914 or by e-mail at jwst@umn.edu.