Postcolonial Theories, Intercultural Theologies and Ethics

EMT5931HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2009/06/02
Offered in Winter 2010  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Intercultural refers to mutually reciprocal relationships among and between cultures. This course explores postcolonial theories, theologies and ethics as critical resources for intercultural practices. We will investigate how culture is variously understood and emphasize questions of the politics of location; the power of difference; an ethics of ambiguity and perseverance; identity and knowledge formation in global, local and transnational contexts; living with complex difference, dislocation and connection; the negotiation of shared meanings through discourses of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, sexuality, and place; and, to keep our feet on the ground, what is at stake in Canadian discourses of multicultural and postcolonial discourses for becoming intercultural communities. In-class practice will include honing collegial skills of intellectual life based on comprehension of and critical engagement with texts and learning to be self-reflexive and to communicate one’s own stance in relation to others. Lectures, discussions, book review, presentation, and final research paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Marilyn J. Legge
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 12

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