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Magic and Religion in Latin America

LAST 280
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 280, RELI 284
Certificates: International Relations

This course examines the use of magic and religion in the formation of collective memory, historical consciousness, and political community in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Using ethnographic studies and historical texts, this course will analyze the ways in which conquest, slavery and colonization, evangelization, nation-state formation, modernization, and recent global economic trends are refracted through magico-religious imagery and practices in various locales throughout Latin America. A wide range of beliefs, practices, and movements will be discussed, including indigenous religions and shamanisms, messianic and millennial movements, Afro-Creole sorcery and religious formations, folk Catholicism, and liberation theology.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS LAST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(LAST)

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