ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 004 The Anthropology of Islam
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is about how ordinary Muslims negotiate varieties of religious experience in their everyday lives. We will examine ethnographies set of three countries — Egypt, Indonesia and France — that illuminate in contrasting ways the intersections of Muslim religiosity with a plethora of hot-button transnational issues, including bio-ethics and medical technologies; preaching, media and globalization; and secularism, gender and religious minorities. In addition to delving into specific ethnographic contexts, we will consider how we can think about “Islam” as a historically situated religion, a moral and legal tradition, and an object of academic study. Throughout the course we will discuss ISIS and both popular and academic debates around how to understand its use of violence.

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ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
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26124
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: The class will meet in 208 West Hall.
003 (SEM)
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26125
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
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31596
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (SEM)
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31845
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Note:
Please do not purchase digital copies of books; we will be using only the paperback version
ISBN: 0804796378
Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity and a Self-Help Guru, Author: James Hoesterey, Publisher: Stanford 2015
Required
ISBN: 0520271750
Our bodies belong to God : organ transplants, Islam, and the struggle for human dignity in Egypt, Author: Hamdy, Sherine, 1975- ..., Publisher: University of California Press op.
Required
ISBN: 0804794669
Pious Practice and Secular Constraints: Women in the Islamic Revival in Europe, Author: Jeanette Jouilli, Publisher: Stanford 2015
Required
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