National Religions and Political Rituals|
Spring 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
This class examines national religions, political rituals, and the role of religion in constructing both secular and not-so-secular nations. Classic texts on religion are interspersed with case studies from Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Japan, and Bali to help us understand the intersections between nations, states, religious identities, and ritual practices. No previous knowledge of the study of religion is required.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(HRAD-MN)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)(RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Durkheim, Emile, THE ELEMENTARY FORMS OF THE RELIGIOUS LIFE
Geertz, Clifford, NEGARA
Pelkmans, Mathijs, DEFENDING THE BORDER
Breen, John, YASUKUNI, THE WAR DEAD AND THE STRUGGLE FOR JAPAN'S PAST
Verdery, Katherine, THE POLITICAL LIVES OF DEAD BODIES
Sells, Michael, THE BRIDGE BETRAYED
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Readings, take home exams, TBA.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Method & Theory" OR "Thematic Approach" requirement for the Religion Department major.
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