REL 321.001

Religion & Identity in Southeast Asia

W | 3:30-5:50

MA 210

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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

Steven Ramey

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    Tuesday, 11-12 noon PRH 211 and by appointment.

    Email for an in-person appointment or a Zoom meeting if another time is needed.

  • (205) 348-5271
Jhule Lal and Guru Nanak in a shrine, Lucknow India


Routine Violence book cover

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

Sikhism book cover

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

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Online Readings

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