Rel 96-10 (AAS 96-10) "New Black Gods" in Popular Culture (4)

This course explores the diversity of new black religious movements in the contemporary Diaspora by employing multiple disciplinary approaches-utilizing popular cultural forms such as film, television, music, dance, comedy, and fashion.  A range of religions will be sampled-with focus on themes such as identity, evil, pain, oppression, marginalization, suffering, justice, home, memory and embodiment.  Special attention is given to historical context in which religions emerge and the significance of embodiment in black religious thought.  (HU)

Requirement: 
(HU)
Instructor: 
Monica Miller
Availability: 
Current
Spring
2014