Fall 2023 Sociology GU4801 section 001

Israel and the Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinia

Call Number 10322
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
SCHIFF Earl Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yinon Cohen - e-mail, homepage
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

The seminar will examine the main political, economic, and social processes that have been shaping contemporary Israel. The underlying assumption in this seminar is that much of these processes have been shaped by the 100-year Israeli-Arab/Palestinian conflict. The first part of the course will accordingly focus on the historical background informing the conflict and leading to the Palestinian refugee problem and establishment of a Jewish, but not Palestinian, state in 1948.  The second part of the seminar focuses on Israel’s occupation of the West Bank (and Gaza) and the settlement project, as well as on USA's role and its impact on the conflict, the occupation, and Israel. These topics did not get much academic attention until recently, but as researchers began to realize that the Occupation and the West Bank settlements are among the most permanent institutions in Israel, they have come under the scrutiny of academic research. 

The third part the seminar will concentrate on the development of the conflict after the establishment of Israel and its effects on sociological processes and institutions in contemporary Israel.  Analyzing patterns of continuity and change in the past seven decades, we will discuss immigration and emigration patterns, as well as issue relating to ethnicity, gender, religion and politics, and the Israeli military.

Web Site Vergil
Department Sociology
Enrollment 16 students (18 max) as of 5:05PM Saturday, September 23, 2023
Subject Sociology
Number GU4801
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
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Section key 20233SOCI4801W001