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Black Religions in the Americas

RELI 268
Fall 2021 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 387, LAST 268, ANTH 267, AMST 258
Course Cluster and Certificates: Caribbean Studies Minor

This course will focus on the African-based religious systems that cultivated traditional ways to survive slavery, white supremacy, and state violence. We will focus on Vodou in Haiti, Regla de Ocha (Santeria) and Palo Mayombe in Cuba, Obeah in Jamaica, and aspects of Black religions in the US. We will discuss questions of method and themes of political resistance, orality, secrecy, magic, "authenticity," commodification, and the ethics of representation. We will also look at the Black church and especially the rise of the Pentecostal movement in African and Afro-Caribbean spaces, as well as visionary Black religious thought.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(ANTH)(CBST-MN)(CEAS-Phil/Reli)(CGST-MN)(LAST)(RELI-MN)(RELI)

Last Updated on SEP-23-2023
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