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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 4513 - Religion and Politics in Southeast Asia

(crosslisted) ASIAN 4413  
(GB) (CA-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

A. Willford.

This course explores how religious beliefs and practices in Southeast Asia have been transformed by the combined forces of colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. By examining both diversity and resurgence in one of the world’s most rapidly modernizing regions, we aim to understand the common economic, social, and political conditions that are contributing to the popularity of contemporary religious movements. At the same time, we also consider the unique ideological, theological, and cultural understandings behind different religions and movements. Through this process we also rethink conceptions of modernity.



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