May 23, 2018  
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LALS 384 - Native Religions of the Americas


1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 384  and ANTH 384 ) The conquest of the Americas was accompanied by various intellectual and sociopolitical projects devised to translate, implant, or impose Christian beliefs in Amerindian societies. This course examines modes of resistance and accommodation, among other indigenous responses, to the introduction of Christianity as part of larger colonial projects. Through a succession of case studies from North America, Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, the Andes, and Paraguay, we analyze the impact of Christian colonial and postcolonial evangelization projects on indigenous languages, religious practices, literary genres, social organization and gender roles, and examine contemporary indigenous religious practices. David Tavárez.

Prerequisite(s): prior coursework in Anthropology or Latin American Latino/a Studies or permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 2-hour period.



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