Oct 26, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
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LALS 383 - Nation, Race and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean - Senior Seminar


1 unit(s)
With a focus on Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean this course traces and analyzes the ways in which the project of nation building creates and draws upon narratives about race and gender. While our focus is on Latin America, our study considers racial and gender formations within the context of the world-system. We are interested in how a complicated history of colonization, independence, post-coloniality, and “globalization” has intersected with national economies, politics, communities, and identities. In order to get at these intersections we examine a range of texts dealing with policy, national literatures, common sense, and political struggle. Specific issues addressed include the relationship between socio-biological theories of race and Latin American notions of mestizage, discursive and material “whitening,” the myth of racial democracy, sexuality and morality, and border politics. Light Carruyo.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS



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