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Topics in Globalization Studies I: Global Ethics and Religion

This seminar examines the contributions of religious ideas and practices to global ethics and, conversely, the implications of global ethics for religious practices. This term the focus will be on religious conceptions and interpretations of violence and ethics in the context of colonial and postcolonial state violence. Readings will include literary representations such as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Black Elk Speaks, the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Berger report on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, and a range of theoretical perspectives.

GLOBAL ST 701

Topics in Globalization Studies I: Global Ethics and Religion

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes

This seminar examines the contributions of religious ideas and practices to global ethics and, conversely, the implications of global ethics for religious practices. This term the focus will be on religious conceptions and interpretations of violence and ethics in the context of colonial and postcolonial state violence. Readings will include literary representations such as Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Black Elk Speaks, the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the Berger report on the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, and a range of theoretical perspectives.


Travis Kroeker

Professor