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Topics in Anthropological Approaches to Islam

This course will examine anthropological approaches to the study of Islam and Islamic communities. The course will first examine the historical development of the field. Current topics to be covered may include the relationships of Islam, gender roles, and kinship relations; Islamic oral and literate discourses; Islam and state authority; and Islam and fundamentalist politics. Readings on each topic will be drawn from ethnographic studies from a variety of geographical locations, including the Middle East, North Africa, Indonesia, and North America.


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

Celia E. Rothenberg

Associate Professor | Chair of Undergraduate Affairs, Religious Studies