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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Anthropology of "Religion"
RELI 395 FA
This course will introduce students to a cross-cultural, comparative perspective on religious practice and belief. The course will examine a number of religious traditions and anthropological debates, while posing an
conceptual question: How have anthropologists used the concept of "religion" to explain -- or perhaps, explain away -- seemingly radical forms of cultural difference? How, in other words, have the wildly diverse
and beliefs of communities throughout the world been subsumed within the category of "religion"? What is gained and lost in this act of comparison and generalization?
P.Stoller, FUSION OF THE WORLDS
B. Meyerhoff, NUMBER OUR DAYS
D. Chidester, SAVAGE SYSTEMS
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Students will write papers on the course readings, and a final research paper based on ethnographic fieldwork.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course fulfills a departmental "Critical Disciplines" requirement for the department major.
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- Instructor(s): Goldschmidt,Henry
- Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: BTFDA414;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 19)
- SR. major: 6 Jr. major: 6
- SR. non-major: 1 Jr. non-major: 3 SO: 3 FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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