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Spring 2019 Religion GU4418 section 001
ON AFRICAN THEORY: RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY,
ON AFRICAN THEORY: RELIGION, P

Call Number 78781
Day & Time
Location
M 10:10am-12:00pm
201 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Mohamed Ait Amer Meziane
Type SEMINAR
Course Description What is African Theory? Is a theory African simply because it is rooted in the political present of the continent? Is it African because it corresponds to an African cultural singularity or simply because his authors and inventors come from or live in Africa? This class will examine some central aspects of both African and Africana philosophy. We will study a) how religious traditions shape African theory b) how the influence of colonial anthropology on concepts of African culture and tradition can be challenged c) how African theory relates to African politics of decolonization, in North and "subsaharan" Africa. The major dialectical problem we will examine during the class is the ongoing contradiction between claims of authenticity and demands of liberation, traditionalism and modernism, religion and secularism, culturalism and Marxism.
Web Site Vergil
Department Religion
Enrollment 13 students (20 max) as of 5:04PM Sunday, June 16, 2019
Subject Religion
Number GU4418
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate
Campus Morningside
Section key 20191RELI4418W001

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