ANTHRO 150A: Minaret and Mahallah: Women and Islam in Central Asia (FEMGEN 150A, REES 250A)
Introduction to women's culture and art in Muslim countries of Central Asia. Women, bearers of family rites and folklore, are the key figures in transmission of traditional culture and guardians of folk Islam. Women helped to keep the continuity of Islamic education in Central Asia during the harsh times of Communist dominance. The whole wealth of women's oral tradition will be demonstrated and examined to the extent possible. The course will make broad use of audio-visual materials.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit