Signifying on the World Religions Paradigm
My Version of Religion 101
Keywords:Charles Long, signification, history of religion
The growing role of critical theory and postcolonial inquiry within the religious studies classroom has challenged the utility of the World Religions Paradigm. This has created a pedagogical opportunity for recreating the Religion 101 course. This essay introduces a course that uses signifying theory and the African American experience to consider "religion."
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