20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The course begins with pioneering empirical studies on religion to introduce students to methods and issues in ethnography of religion. We will then move on to more contemporary perspectives in ritual study, and examine religious experience, mindfulness and yoga, as well as lived religion, and intersections of religion, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality. The students will be able to undertake their own ethnography project as part of their portfolio to examine 21st century faith in its rich variety. The module will equip students with understanding of sociological and anthropological approaches on religion and contemporary religious diversity and intersectionality of embodied and lived religion.

Staff Contact: SHKUL MINNA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK