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Topics in Anthropological Approaches to Islam

This course focuses on ethnographic studies of Jews and Muslims in the specific context of globalization. Topics to be covered include the connections between religious identity and national loyalties; the global spread of specific religious sub-groups; the role of the media and the internet in religious communities; religious fundamentalism; and neo-liberalism in religious settings. No background in the study of Judaism or Islam is required.

RELIGST 786

Topics in Anthropological Approaches to Islam

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course focuses on ethnographic studies of Jews and Muslims in the specific context of globalization. Topics to be covered include the connections between religious identity and national loyalties; the global spread of specific religious sub-groups; the role of the media and the internet in religious communities; religious fundamentalism; and neo-liberalism in religious settings. No background in the study of Judaism or Islam is required.


Celia E. Rothenberg

Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies