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AMST0276

Religion in the Borderlands

Religion in the Borderlands
In this course we will survey the religious and cultural history of the U.S./Mexico borderlands. Themes and issues to be covered include: the definition of place, the history of religious iconography, ritual performance and community, transformations in forms of belief, and the effects of linguistic pluralism on cultural and religious creativity. Readings will include: Gloria Anzaldua's Borderlands/La Frontera, Alberto Pulido's The Sacred World of the Penitentes, and other historical and literary works. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
American Studies
Department:
Program in American Studies
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP NOR PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
RELI0276

Sections

Spring 2012

AMST0276A-S12 Lecture (Lint)

Fall 2009

AMST0276A-F09 Lecture (Lint)