Social Movements and Contested Religions in the Americas

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Soc Mvmnts/Contested Relig Am

Fall 2019

Taught By: Abigail Perez Aguilera

Section: AX

CRN: 7445

Credits: 4

The Americas are a complex and multifaceted place. They have been marked by colonial violence, genocide, religious imposition, forced assimilation, foreign intervention, forced displacement and environmental conflict among other factors. At the same time, the Americas have been a site of cultural resistance, spiritual syncretism and the revitalization of ancestral knowledges. In this course, we explore the different ways religion and spirituality in the Americas intersect with social movements, in the context of coloniality, immigration, LGTBQ+ rights, reproductive justice, environmental justice, anti-colonial movements, femicides and domestic violence, anti-systemic movements, peasant rights and other issues. At the same time, we analyze and discuss why some forms of religion and spirituality in the Americas have been contested and deemed irrelevant, pagan and dangerous, and how these alternative spiritualities are nevertheless resurging.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:26pm 10/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 260

Date Range: 8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019