Photograph of Steve Austin hanging from a giant crucifix-like symbol while The Undertaker poses in the foreground.

Michael J. Altman

By appointment

REL 237.001 Self, Society, and Religions: Authenticity

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).

T, R | 11:00-12:15

PRH 207

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