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SOAN0353

Anthropology Muslim Cultures

Islam in Practice: Anthropology of Muslim Cultures
In this course, we will explore Muslim cultures across the world. We will approach Islam from an anthropological, as opposed to a text-based or theological, perspective. We will take a global view, focusing not only on the Middle East but on Muslim societies in North America, Europe, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, and South-East Asia. Topics we will cover include: (1) the diversity of Muslim identity and practice; (2) the impact of colonialism and empire on Muslim societies; (3) women's experiences of Islam; and (4) the politics of religious practice. (Prior coursework in anthropology, sociology, or religion recommended) 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Anthropology)
Subject:
Sociology/Anthropology
Department:
Sociology/Anthropology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
RELI0353

Sections

Spring 2014

SOAN0353A-S14 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2012

SOAN0353A-S12 Lecture (Closser)

Spring 2009

SOAN0353A-S09 Lecture (Closser)
SOAN0353B-S09 Lecture (Closser)