ANTH 680 (01) - Africana Religions: Mobility, Power, and Material Culture

Africana Religions

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Anthropology
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56382
Explores Africana indigenous and earth-based and ancestral practices, Islam, and Christianity to show how religion has powerfully shaped communities and always been on the move within and beyond the African continent, including in the Americas and Asia. Uses theories of media and material culture to survey religious environments, ritual, oral, visual, and expressive arts. Students tour virtual and local exhibits and interact with curators, heritage specialists, community members, and museum collections to curate an exhibit.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Casey Golomski

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 5:10pm - 6:30pm HS 103
Additional Course Details: 

This semester we will primarily explore Afrofuturism - a movement and philosophy that uplifts and celebrates spiritualities, technologies, and arts and culture of African Diaspora communities to re-imagine and create radically new worlds - and its African-based articulations of Africanfuturism or Africanjujuism, taking examples from fiction, creative nonfiction, film, the visual and theatrical or performing arts, and Black anthropologies of art and religion. This background will inform and support our work to help develop an exhibit and series of performance events around Afrofuturism with the Seacoast African American Cultural Center (SAACC), Green Acre Bahá’í and other regional arts and culture organizations.