Date: Monday, 25.6.2012
4-7.15 pm / 16-19.15 Uhr
Venue: SAI, Room Z10
purpose of the seminar is to introduce students to the concept and the
study of diasporas within the sphere of religious culture originating in
the Indian Subcontinent. What forms of responses result from the forced
and/or voluntary movements of religious communities from South Asia to
other parts of the world? How do cultural and social contexts inform the
ways that religion adapts to new environments? How does the
transplantation of religion from one location to another enhance or
impede a given religion's growth and development? These questions shall
be explored by using a number of case studies from the burgeoning
literature on this topic. The theoretical framework for the course will
draw from Appadurai's notion of the "scapes" that characterize up global
Benedict. 2006. Imagined Communities. London: Verso.
Arjun. 1996. Modernity at Large. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Ballantyne, Tony. 2006. Between Colonialism andDiaspora:
Formations in an Imperial World. Durham, NC:
Duke University Press.
Hinnells, John. 2007. Religious
Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas. London: Palgrave
Korom, Frank J. "South Asian Religions and Diaspora
Studies." Religious Studies Review 26/1 (2000): 21-28.
Barbara. 1996. Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe.
Berkeley: University of California Press.
2000. The Hindu Diaspora. London: Routledge.
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