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Cornell University    
  Jan 17, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTHR 4415 - [Creolization, Syncretism, and Hybridity]

Spring. Next offered 2018-2019. 4 credits.

V. Munasinghe.

The concepts of Creolization, Syncretism, and Hybridity all convey a state of “mixture” that assumes a diasporic situation. This course explores theories and empirical case studies of processes of racial, cultural, and religious mixture from an interdisciplinary perspective. The course explores the interconnections among concepts denoting “mixture” that have diverse originary points. The overarching line of inquiry is to explore the geneaologies of the three concepts as a necessary precursor to understanding how these terminologies may, in concert, illuminate different aspects of the dynamics structuring processes of mixture in different historical and ethnographic settings.

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