Sep 26, 2023  
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WMST 278 - Women’s History of Latin America

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as HIST 278  and LALS 278 ) This course explores the history of Latin America by centering women. Beginning with examples in the ancient Americas and continuing through the colonial and national periods, this course explores how the ideas, representations, experiences, and actions of women have shaped Latin American history. Class materials draw from a range of academic, literary, and primary sources, and class discussions cover topics such as: women in Aztec and other ancient societies; “La Malinche” and women of the Conquest; witchcraft and women in colonial religion; Sor Juana, Gabriela Mistral, and women of Latin American literature; women and 20th-c. activism; and indigenous women in Latin America today.  Accordingly, this course addresses the questions: what cultural, economic, and political conditions have shaped how women in Latin America experienced the world? How have women had agency in shaping the meaning of Latin America?  And what is at stake for Latin American women today in debates over issues such as economic development, migration, and human rights? Daniel Mendiola

Two 2-hour periods.

Course Format: CLS

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