Spring 2016

Latin American Nations

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-205

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Amy C. Hall (Section 01)

Description

This course focuses on the history and anthropology of Latin American countries, examining them as postcolonial entities. We will study the rich history and complex politics of Latin America, with an emphasis on the last century, to understand what constitutes “nation” and how that notion has shifted with the increase in mobility and global connectivity. Throughout the course we will challenge dominant ideas of “Latin America” to understand the diversity of lived experiences, asking: What is a nation? How did Latin American nations emerge? How do race, gender, indigeneity, and other concepts and practices intersect with the concept of nation? How have social movements, neoliberalism and militarization affected nations? What role has the U.S. played in shaping Latin America? Is nation still a useful or viable concept when thinking about Latin America? What does it mean to be “Latin American” or “Peruvian” or “Mexican” or “Brazilian” today?

Limited to 30 students.   Spring semester.  Visiting Professor A. Hall.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to seniors and majors.

Offerings

2017-18: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017