This course examines whiteness in order to study how race and religion have been (co-)constructed, as well as the social consequences of these constructions, in the United States. We will ask what whiteness is but, more importantly, what it does, in the production of race and religion. The course examines a number of religious and racial groups, including white supremacist movements and ideas. We will also study groups who were understood and treated as non-white but then became white, such as Mormons, Jews, and Catholic immigrants from Southern Europe. We will also study other religio-racial groups outside of whiteness who have forged their practices and communities in the context of white supremacy. To attend to the processes of religion- and race-making, this course focuses on material objects and lived practices as well as ideas.
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Section 01Topics in Religious Studies: Religion, Transnationalism and Diaspora
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