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Africa in Brazil
HIST 335
Spring 2009 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 336, LAST 335

This upper-level seminar focuses on historical, socioeconomic, and cultural links between Africa and Brazil. Beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade, we will examine the flow of people, ideas, and practices between Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The course includes a significant component of African history including West Africa, West Central Africa, and Southeast Africa. We also address the history of the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe (primarily Portugal). The purpose of the course is to examine critically these historical links and the expression of these connections in cultural practices such as candomblé, Catholicism, capoeira, and Carnival. Additionally, government policies and artistic movements intersected in ways that highlighted the unique interactions among Africa, Latin America, and Europe that occurred in Brazil including "whitening" policies, the Cannibal Manifesto, military regimes, and tropicalismo. Over the semester, we will look at these ongoing connections between Africa and Brazil as specific and historically contextualized, yet generally representative of broad events and movements in the modern era.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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