Religion and Indigenous Identity Politics|
From stereotypes about wise old Indians to contemporary U.S. repatriation legislation, religious practice figures prominently in indigenous identity politics around the world. Religion can be profoundly sustaining to native communities and, at the same time, fraught with stereotypes and contradictory demands. This class examines these stereotypes, contradictions, and convictions with empathy and a critical eye.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Vine, Deloria, Jr., GOD IS RED: A NATIVE VIEW OF RELIGION
Silko, Leslie, MORMON CEREMONY
Aimatov, Chingis, THE DAY LASTS MORE THAN 100 YEARS
King, Alexander, LIVING WITH KORYAK TRADITIONS: PLAYING WITH CULTURE IN SIBERIA
Fine-Dare, Kathleen, GRAVE INJUSTICE
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Readings, class participation, reading responses, take-home exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Thematic Approach" requirement for the Religion Department major.
|Instructor(s): Quijada,Justine Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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