Islamic Movements and Modernities|
|Certificates: Muslim Studies|
The so-called Islamic State grabs headlines daily with criminal acts primarily committed against other Muslims, but also against non-Muslims. Its violence has overshadowed even al-Qaeda and the Taliban in media coverage. This seminar will track the development of these groups as well as the many more Islamic movements that reject violence and seek peaceful social change. Indeed, many Muslims object to the name "Islamic State" because they recognize the group as neither Islamic nor a legitimate state.
The seminar examines how specific Muslim communities in the Middle East, South Asia, and the U.S. have engaged the modern conditions of Western imperialism, nationalism, and globalization and shaped their own forms of modernity. It also investigates the increasingly digital, transnational, and intercultural realms of Muslim experiences.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CMST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Benedict Anderson, IMAGINED COMMUNITIES: REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGIN AND SPREAD OF NATIONALISM
Abdel Bari Atwan, ISLAMIC STATE: THE DIGITAL CALIPHATE
Mayanthi L. Fernando, THE REPUBLIC UNSETTLED: MUSLIM FRENCH AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF SECULARISM
Tarek Masoud, COUNTING ISLAM: RELIGION, CLASS, AND ELECTIONS IN EGYPT
bin Laden, MESSAGES TO THE WORLD: THE STATEMENTS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers (3-4 pages each) and one research paper (10-12 pages)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course satisfies the "Historical Traditions" requirement for the Religion major.
|Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S. Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 1||JR major: 1|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 5||FR: 4|
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