Islamic Movements and Modernities|
Spring 2022 not offered
The so-called Islamic State once grabbed headlines daily with criminal acts primarily committed against other Muslims, but also against non-Muslims. Its violence 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, Europe, South Asia, and the U.S. have engaged the modern conditions of Western imperialism, nationalism, and globalization and shaped their own forms of modernity. The seminar 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: (MUST-MN)(RELI-MN)(RELI)
Hassan Abbas, THE TALIBAN REVIVAL: VIOLENCE AND EXTREMISM ON THE PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN FRONTIER
Abdel Bari Atwan, ISLAMIC STATE: THE DIGITAL CALIPHATE
Mayanthi L. Fernando, THE REPUBLIC UNSETTLED: MUSLIM FRENCH AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF SECULARISM
Malcolm X, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short papers (3 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 and the "Contemporary society and practice" requirement for both the Muslim Studies and South Asia certificates.
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