REL 237.001

Self, Society, and Religions: Authenticity

T, R | 11:00-12:15

PRH 207

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This course will analyze “authenticity discourses,” that is, the ways different people claim that something is authentic, real, or genuine. The course will draw on a variety of examples from popular culture (e.g. professional wrestling) and religious history (e.g. yoga).

Michael J. Altman

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    Monday, 12:30pm-1:30pm; Tuesday, 9:00am-10:00am, and by appointment.

  • (205) 348-5271
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