ANTH 141A — Islamic Movements

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Examines the social and cultural dimensions of contemporary Islamic movements from an anthropological perspective. It starts by critically
engaging with such fundamental concepts as Orientalism, colonialism, and
nationalism. Topics to be discussed include the difference between the
Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism, Islamist feminism, Islamic public
arguments, Al-Qaeda and ISIS, victimization and martyrdom, and the
relationship between humanitarianism and terrorism. Usually offered every second year.
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