189 004: Special Topics in Social/Cultural Anthropology: Ritual of the Human Past

Instructor: Lisa Johnson

Term: Summer 2019 Session: D

Time:  T, W, Th 1:00pm - 3:30 pm

This course examines a series of overarching themes in ritual life that is shared across history and across the globe with topics such as mortuary rituals, ancestor veneration, ritual offerings, sacrifice, life-cycle rituals and shamanism. Throughout the course, we will discuss a history of theorizing ritual as well as the various lines of evidence for past ritual practice through a series of case-studies. 

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