AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Section: 001 Latina/o Religions and Cultures
Term: WN 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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What do genuflecting Guadalupano pilgrims, Orisha-invoking santeros, Bible-toting evangélicos and tongues-speaking aleluyas have in common? What separates them from each other and the religious mainline? This course will examine the role of religion in the development of U.S. Latina/o identities, studying the complexity of contact between Christian and non-Christian (indigenous, African, etc.) traditions and practices in the expansive borderlands of the northernmost "nation" of Latin America, Latino U.S.A. Our interdisciplinary approach and close attention to issues of institutional power and social stratification and marginalization will prompt questions of race, gender and class, of the recovery of social history and of how the margins often shape the center. To borrow from historian Tom Tweed (Re-Telling U.S. Religious History, 1997), we will seek to re-sight, re-site, and re-cite the standard narratives of "American" religious history through the prism and experience of these linguistic and cultural minority populations. The new sightings of American religious topography will also include an exploration of the soundscapes of religious musical culture.

AMCULT 205 - American Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9781577660064
Religions of Mesoamerica : cosmovision and ceremonial centers, Author: Carrasco, David., Publisher: Waveland Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780801883873
Latinos and the new immigrant church, Author: Badillo, David A., Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press 2006
ISBN: 1558615989
The answer : including sor Filotea's letter and new selected poems = La respuesta, Author: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ; second critical edition and translation by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell., Publisher: Feminist Press at the City University of New York Expanded e 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780804734820
The story of Guadalupe : Luis Laso de la Vega's Huei tlamahuic?oltica of 1649, Author: Lasso de la Vega, Luis, 17th cent., Publisher: Stanford University Press 1998
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0822340984
Mexican American religions : spirituality, activism, and culture, Publisher: Duke University Press 2008
ISBN: 9780231127325
Latino Pentecostal identity : evangelical faith, self, and society, Author: Sa?nchez-Walsh, Arlene M., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2003
The hungry woman, Author: Moraga, Cherri?e., Publisher: Alexander Street Press 2004
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