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LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (L45)  (Dept. Info)Arts & Sciences  (Policies)SP2017

L45 LatAm 301LHistorical Methods: Latin American History3.0 Units
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-----2:30P-5:30PCupples I / 215 MontanoNo Final15100
Desc:COOKING UP HISTORY: FOOD, DOMESTICITY AND GENDER: This seminar introduces students to the historian's craft through an in-depth deconstruction of cookbooks as primary sources that register the transformation of traditions and everyday life rarely found in traditional historical sources. The home as the location where class, gender, consumerism, nationalism, and technology interact on a daily basis provides a unique window into how individuals experience, define, interpret and make sense of their conditions of existence. Transformations in food consumption, nutrition patterns and cooking techniques, as well as the gendering of the kitchen space can be accessed through these sources. Recipes are loaded with meaning particular to their time and place. At the same time they provide us with ideas that have been through comments, references and historical capsules. As cultural texts they provide us with a better understanding of the central role of food and its preparation/presentation/consumption, in the creation of social class. Modern, Latin America. PREREQUISITE: NONE. This course is crosslisted with L45 301L, L77 301L and L97 301L.

L45 LatAm 3800Topics in Hispanic Cultures3.0 Units
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38-T-R---1:00P-2:30PEads / 103 Garcia LiendoNo Final17180
Desc:IMAGINING THE ANDES: ETHNICITY, MODERNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN PERU. This course explores the main cultural transformations that occurred in the Andean region during the past century, taking Peru as a case study. Borne out of the union of indigenous, Western, African, Asian, and Amazonian traditions, Andean cultures have been a crucial arena for the study of indigeneity, diversity, popular culture, migration, politics, and ecology in Latin America from colonial times to the present. The course will begin by exploring ethnic identities in colonial and postcolonial history, and then will delve into four major topics: (1) indigenismo, nation, and rural cultures, (2) migration and urban cultures, (3) political violence and the struggle for memory and human rights, and (4) the Amazon, indigeneity, and nature conservation in globalized times. In order to offer an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, course materials will include myths, folklore, music, autobiographical accounts, photography, film, journalism, anthropology, literature, and essay. Course taught in Spanish. Readings in Spanish and English.

L45 LatAm 4517Anthropology and Development3.0 Units

L45 LatAm 4622Labor and Labor Movements in Global History3.0 Units

L45 LatAm 466Popular Culture and the Representation of Youth in Latin America3.0 Units

L45 LatAm 4662Central American Geographies of Violence3.0 Units
Description:This course provides an in-depth examination of the geographies of violence in Central America. As a region frequently characterized as endemically prone to violence, it is vital to analyze and contextualize the violence. Approaching violence in Central America from a geographic perspective involves not only locating and "placing" the violence, but also thinking relationally about the multiple, overlapping scales of activity, both within and beyond the region. The course is divided into five parts. In the first two sections of the course, we begin with an overview of the physical and human geography of the region and outline key historic moments and their legacies, including colonization, international relations (with an emphasis on U.S. interventions), civil war, genocide and torture. Simultaneously, we delve into various theoretical approaches for understanding the nature of multiple types of violence. In the third section of the course, we focus on neoliberal violence, insecurity and development and address issues such as urbanization, violent crime, issues with free trade and labor, and environmental issues. For the final two sections, we draw from contemporary case studies in the region (reading the four required books noted above). We will address identity and violence (discussing indigenous issues, racism, genocide and gender) and in the last section we will cover migration, gangs, drug-trafficking, U.S. security responses, and re-militarization. While we will continue to consider these types of violence through the various theoretical frameworks introduced in the first part of the course, we will also examine and analyze reports on contemporary violence and policy recommendations from multiple sources (multilateral organizations, governments, think tanks, and other nongovernmental organizations). Throughout the course we will also discuss current events occurring in Central America and how they directly or indirectly relate to the topic of geographies of violence.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:IdentSame As:L97 4662  U43 4662Frequency:Unpredictable / History


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