Religion&Music African Diaspor

A comparative and interdisciplinary survey of African-derived religious and musical practices in the Americas, beginning with Haitian voodoo and ending with hip-hop. We will examine the historic conditions in which these cultural forms evolved, and discuss how popular attitudes towards African-derived music and religion - often associated with unruliness and loose morals - reflect larger national anxieties about race, class and sexuality. Throughout, we will pay close attention to how different social actors (colonial regimes, the police, anthropologists and practitioners) have constructed African-based religiosity and music as witchcraft, folklore, heritage and roots.

Course Details

Campus: 
Dartmouth
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Sociology-Anthropology
Number: 
SOA 366
Semester: 
Spring 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 to Friday, January 27, 2017
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