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RELIGION 1009 - Religion, Gender, and Politics in Transnational Perspective or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesReligion, The Study ofLeila Ahmed and Ann Braude
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2018-2019  (show academic calendar)Tu   12:00 p.m. - 2:59 p.m.Andover 103 (HDS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

The course follows key themes in religion and gender as these were shaped and reshaped through the colonial and post-colonial eras. In particular, the religious history of American women and the history of women in Islam primarily in relation to the Middle East (professors Braude's and Ahmed's fields respectively) are intertwined and brought into conversation. The interaction of religion, gender and sexuality and the turns and complexities imparted to these by the politics of imperialism, race, resistance, and the politics of class, are examined in the context of the emergence of modernity, nationalism, feminism and the globalization of religions in the wake of empire and Christian mission. Jointly offered with the Divinity School as HDS 3233.

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Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

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