Religion and Post-Colonial Thought
This course examines post-colonial thought in the context of religious reconstruction and transformation. Of particular concern are the links between post-colonial social movements and the emergence of religious traditions. A second major theme is the consideration of the implications of these critiques for contemporary societies and theoretical and methodological approaches for the academic study of religion. Third, we will explore the meaning of the term post-colonial and in particular the significancation of the "post" in post-colonial. As our course readings and audio-visual selections demonstrate, the meanings shift and change depending on the socio-cultural and political context. Though contemporary in focus, the course will contextualize the discussion of post-colonial thought and religion through historical analysis.
Additional Course Information
- Not available to students holding WLU credit for RE632Q