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

  • Office hours: 

    Tuesdays 10-11 am PRH 315A and by appointment.

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

  • (205) 348-5271
  • steven.ramey@ua.edu
Jhule Lal and Guru Nanak in a shrine, Lucknow India

Readings

Routine Violence book cover

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

Sikhism book cover

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

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.