KUMA2011 Religion, Mentalities and World Views (5 cr)
The course focuses on interesting research issues related to the relationship between belief and culture.
Taught course or independent work (book exam, reading group or assignment).
80% participation in teaching and written assignments or lecture exam. Completion by independent study – essay or book exam.
After completing the course, the student will:
- be familiar with the main conceptual and theoretical bases for researching belief
- recognise the importance of mentalities and world views as fundamental cultural phenomena and
- understand the relationships between different beliefs, cultures and societies and know how these have been researched.
The course coordinator will refer students to learning material. For the book exam, three works are selected from the following list:
- Stark, Laura 2006: The Magical Self: Body, Society and the Supernatural in Early Modern<br />Rural Finland.
- Douglas, Mary 2000: Puhtaus ja vaara: rituaalisen rajanvedon analyysi.
- Fingerroos, Outi ym. (toim.) 2004: Uskonnon paikka. Kirjoituksia uskontojen ja<br />uskontoteorioiden rajoista.
- Turner, Victor 2007: Rituaali. Rakenne ja communitas.
- Heintz, Monica 2009: The Anthropology of Moralities.
- Bowie, Fiona 2006: The Anthropology of Religion: An Introduction.