Ethnography of Religion

RELIGION910S

Examines emergence of ethnography as major research methodology in study of religion. Considers how anthropology has historically constructed a "religious" subject and how contemporary ethnographic theory and praxis are articulated by postcolonial and postmodern critiques representation. Includes proto- ethnographic accounts of religious practice from the 16th and 17th century in Europe and Asia, colonial documentation so-called tribal communities, and ethnographic studies of contemporary religious settings ranging from women's storytelling in Himalayan foothills to Cuban Catholicism in United States. 3 units.