Oct 27, 2020  
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ASIA 345 - Violent Frontiers: Colonialism and Religion in the Nineteenth Century

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as RELI 345 ) What is the relationship between religion and colonialism and how has this relationship shaped the contemporary world? During the nineteenth century the category of religion was imagined and applied in different ways around the globe. When colonialists undertook to ‘civilize’ a people, specific understandings of religion were at the core of their undertakings. By the mid-nineteenth century, Europe’s territorial energy was focused on Asia and Africa. Themes for discussion include various nineteenth-century interpretations of religion, the relationship between empire and culture, the notion of frontier religion, and the imagination and production of society.  Michael Walsh.



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