Jhule Lal and Guru Nanak in a shrine, Lucknow India

Steven Ramey

Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 and by appointment

REL 321.001 Religion & Identity in Southeast Asia

This course critically analyzes the ways people identify themselves/draw boundaries to separate groups from each other, using case studies focusing on South Asia. While these divisions involve many elements, such as nationality, linguistic identity, gender, and class, aspects of human experience commonly identified as religious frequently intersect with these divisions. Throughout the course, we will develop various theoretical reflections on issues of identity and contested boundaries. INB

W | 3:30-5:50

MA 210

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Readings

Pandey, Gyanendra
Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments, Histories
Stanford, 2006
9780804752640

Routine Violence book cover

Nesbitt, Eleanor
Sikhism: A very Short Introduction
Oxford, 2005, 2016
9780198745570

Sikhism book cover

Books are available at the SUPe Store and online through vendors such as amazon.com.

Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.