ANTH V3928 Religious Mediation. 4 points.
Enrollment limited to 16. Instructor's permission is required.Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.
Reading theories of media and of religion, we will examine how transformations in media technology shift the ways in which religion is encoded into semiotic forms, how these forms are realized in performative contexts, and how these affect the constitution of religious subjects and religious authority. Topics include word, print, image, and sound in relation to Islam, Pentecostalism, Buddhism and animist religions.