This page is continually subject to change without notice. Please come back to it before each class.
Please note that all of the readings, podcasts, videos, and research projects listed below are required unless marked optional. There are many ways to access a journal class through the University of Toronto Library site. If any of the links below does not work, please try to find the class another way. If you experience problems, please contact a librarian.
Organizational meeting: Getting to know each other. Introduction.
Reading: Ivan Kalmar, Early Orientalism: Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power (London: Routledge, 2012), 19 (from "Orientalism: The Term")-29. (To read the text, click on "Taylor and Francis e-Books." If experiencing problems with access, please contact a librarian.)
George Yancy, "Colonial gazing: the production of the body as 'other,'" The Western Journal of Black Studies 32.1 (Spring 2008), 1-15.
Sheila Melvin, "Pearl's Great Price," The Wilson Quarterly 30(2), 2006, 24-30.
Pierre Bourdieu, "Colonialism and ethnography: Foreword to Pierre Bourdieu's Travail et travailleurs en Algérie," Anthropology Today 19 (2), 2003, 13-18.
Ira Jackni, "Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson in Bali: Their Use of Photography and Film," Cultural Anthropology 3 (2), 1988, 160-177.
Reading: Ivan Kalmar, Early Orientalism: Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power (London: Routledge, 2012), Introduction and Chapter 2 ("The Obscene Father: Allah, Jehovah, and the oriental despot"). (To read the text, click on "Taylor and Francis e-Books." If experiencing problems with access, please contact a librarian.)
Ivan Kalmar, "Race by the Grace of God: Race, Religion, and the Construction of "Jew" and "Arab," in Efraim Sicher, ed., Jews Color Race: Rethinking Jewish Identities. London: Berghahn Press, 2013, 482-509. Prepublication copy.
Ivan Kalmar, "Islam as Judaism: Reflections on Hegel," ms.
Egbert Klautke, "The Mind of the Nation: The Debate about Völkerpsychologie, 1851–1900, Central Europe 8.1 (May 2010), 1-19.
Please note: Registration for the lecture by Ivan Kalmar on Antisemitism and Islamophobia, preceding class, is now closed. If you have pre-registered, please note that the lecture location is at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute, 481 University Ave, Suite 711.
Babacar Camara, "The Falsity of Hegel's Theses on Africa," Journal of Black Studies 36 (1), 2005, 82-96.
Francesca Merlan, "Indigeneity: Global and Local," Current Anthropology 50 (3), 2009, 303-320. (The comments, pages 320-329, are recommended but not required.)
James Brown, "The Zen of Anarchy: Japanese Exceptionalism and the Anarchist Roots of the San Francisco Poetry Renaissance,"Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 19 (2), 2009, 207-242.
Michael Barr, "Nation Branding as Nation Building: China's Image Campaign," East Asia 29 (1), 81-94.
Andrei A. Znamenski, The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination. Chapter 1: "Enlightenment and Romantic Scholars Look at Shaman." Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Ivan Kalmar, "The Houkah in the Harem: On Smoking and Orientalist Art," Smoking, ed. by Sander L. Gilman and Xun Zhou. London: Reaktion Press, 2004, 218-229. (Preprint draft, online.)
Steven Feld, "A Sweet Lullaby for World Music," Public Culture 12.1 (2000), 145-171.
Tariq Ramadan, The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (required purchase), Introduction, Chapters 1 "The Quest for Meaning," 2. "Of the Universal," 3. "Faith and Reason," 4. "Emotion and Belonging." This reading is for next week, but do it now because next week's reading is a little long.
Tariq Ramadan, The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (required purchase). Required: Chapters 6. Fraternity and Equality, 12. The Sense of Belonging, 13. Of Civilizations. Recommended: Chapter 14. Love, Forgiveness and Love.