The Anthropology of Religion|
Fall 2012 not offered
What do we study when we study religion? What can be observed, documented, and concluded from the anthropological study of religion? This course will introduce students to a cross-cultural, comparative perspective on religious practice and belief, and has a significant methods component. Students will be expected to do independent field research in a local religious community. Methodological exercises will be interspersed with theoretical readings that focus on religious practice and religious speech.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
J. Body, WOMBS AND ALIEN SPIRITS
D. Chidester, SAVAGE SYSTEMS
S. Harding, THE BOOK OF JERRY FALWELL
D. Holand, IDENTITY AND AGENCY IN CHANGING CULTURAL WORLDS
H. Goldschmidt, RACE AND RELIGION AMONG THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF CROWN HEIGHTS
A. Kuper, CULTURE: THE ANTHROPOLOGISTS ACCOUNT
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will write papers on the course readings and write a final research paper based in ethnographic fieldwork.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for the Religion Department major.
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