Antropologie van moslimsamenlevingen

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2019/20
Vaknaam Antropologie van moslimsamenlevingen
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 7.5

Uitgebreide vaknaam Antropologie van moslimsamenlevingen
  • Basic knowledge of the ways in which Islamic core texts, religious beliefs, and practices have developed over time.
  • Basic knowledge of the ways in which Islamic beliefs & practices are shaped in local contexts.
  • Basic knowledge of the role of Islam in the daily lives of present-day Muslims.
  • A basic understanding of the themes, objectives and approaches in the anthropological study of Islam.
  • Basic skills to place current events concerning Islam and the Middle East within the anthropological discussion about modernisation & globalisation
Omschrijving This course will provide an overview of the history of Islamic thought and practice from ca. 600 until the present day with a focus on the practice of Islam and its embeddedness in daily life in a variety of cultural contexts. It will provide students with a basic understanding of the contents of the Qur’an, as well as debates over authority in Islamic tradition. The continuities and discontinuities between the formative and classical periods, and what a sampling of contemporary Muslims claim as their tradition, will be discussed. Some attention will also be devoted to the variety of “Islamic” responses to modernity: e.g. migration, colonialism, urbanization, industrialization, etc. The main focus in the course is on how present day Muslims draw on the Islamic repertoire of symbols, rituals and dogmas to orientate themselves in the world and find answers to fundamental existential questions. We do so by discussing and reflecting texts based on recent ethnographic research project
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoor-/werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) K.A.M. Al-Ajarma, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
several articles accessible via Jstor
Muslims, their religious beliefs and practices Andrew Rippin 978-0415489409 €  29,00
The Anthropology of Islam Reader Jens Kreinath 978-0-415-78025-4 ca. €  36,00
Entreevoorwaarden Propedeuse
  • Student workload: Lectures or tutorials 7 x 3 hrs = 21 hours; expected self-study: 189 hours.
  • Compulsory attendance in accordance with the Teaching and Examination Regulations applies to this module.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme: bachelormodules 1 semester I a keuze
Minor Religie in de Moderne Wereld 3 semester I a keuzegroep
Open Colleges 1 semester I a keuze