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Title:Religious Studies in South(ern) Africa
Author:Clasquin, Michel
Year:2005
Periodical:Journal for the Study of Religion
Volume:18
Issue:2
Pages:5-22
Language:English
Geographic terms:South Africa
Botswana
Namibia
Subjects:religious studies
higher education
Religion and Witchcraft
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:By the end of 2003, the merger of universities and other tertiary educational institutions stood to reshape the study of religion in South Africa, which has made the position of smaller disciplines, such as religious studies, quite precarious. Following a discussion of previous overviews of the state of religious studies in South Africa, this paper charts the current state of religious studies in the country and some of its neighbours, mainly in terms of tuition but also with some reference to research, in this way providing a static view of the discipline as it stands before the developments from 2004 onwards. Also, it extrapolates possible future developments. Attention is paid to religious studies at, amongst others, the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of Durban-Westville (UDW), the University of South Africa (Unisa), the University of the Free State, the University of Venda for Science and Technology, the University of Botswana and the University of Namibia. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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