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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Record 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

RELA 3000 - Women and Religion in Africa


This course examines women¿s religious activities, traditions and spirituality in a number of different African contexts.  Drawing on ethnographic, historical, literary, and religious studies scholarship, we will explore a variety of themes and debates that have emerged in the study of gender and religion in Africa.  Topics will include gendered images of sacred power; the construction of gender through ritual; sexuality and fertility; and women.



Credits: 3