Jul 17, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
    
Catalogue 2024-2025
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LALS 254 - Memory and Justice in Latin America and North America

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 254 ) This course seeks to understand the social and political movements of feminist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through frameworks of cultural memory, collective trauma, and collective healing. Students compare, contrast, and link the inequalities in countries in North America (United States and Canada) and Latin America. Students in the class consider the discourse of memory and the various actors who influence and defy accounts of nation-state led narratives. This course validates individual and collective forms of witnessing atrocities but also seeks to complicate notions of witnessing. Besides privileging testimonies of events, it also considers what it means for generations not directly impacted by catastrophic events to remember, reflect, and be affected by the past. Students contextualize histories and memories through a lens that questions the role of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age. Candy Martinez.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS



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