Displaying religious Jews in Jewish Studies classrooms

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This paper reports on an evidence-based study of student learning in Religions and Theology at the University of Manchester. The research collected alumni perceptions of long-term learning outcomes of the study of contemporary religion on the 2nd year undergraduate course Religion, Culture and Gender. ‘Exoticisation’ of contemporary religious Jews, their practices and thought emerges as a key concept that captures some student responses to the curriculum. Post-colonial analysis of the data problematizes the pedagogical value of memorable teaching moments, and their desirable and undesirable outcomes.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2017
EventBritish Association for Jewish Studies annual conference - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Event duration: 10 Jul 201712 Jul 2017


ConferenceBritish Association for Jewish Studies annual conference
Abbreviated titleBAJS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom