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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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INTL 330 - Religion, Critical Theory and Politics

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
Advanced study in selected aspects of religion and contemporary philosophical and political theory. May be taken more than once for credit when content changes.

Topic for 2017/18a: Islam, Decolonization, and Reform​. (Same as AFRS 330  and RELI 330 ) This course surveys the development of Islamic movements in French, British, and Dutch colonial territories and the subsequent post-colonial states. We focus on the various projects of religious, moral, societal, and political reform that developed during this period. We ask how political projects of revolution and resistance related to projects of theological and moral revival in Islam. Theories of sexuality are a central part of these movements, and the seminar focuses in large part on how new (normative and descriptive) accounts of gender and sexuality emerged in Islamic discourses in this period, responding to and shaping the political dynamics of decolonization. Kirsten Wesselhoeft.
 

Prerequisite(s): any course in Religion, Africana Studies or International Studies.

One 2-hour period.



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