Issues in Latina/o Politics and Culture|
This course explores the ways in which Latinas/os become legible as subjects in contemporary U.S. political thought and cultural life. We will consider struggles for Latina/o legal rights, the relationships between the Latina/o workforce and issues of global labor patterns, the workings of transnational economies and power, and popular cultural narratives depicting Latinas/os and U.S.-Latin America relations. The course offers the opportunity to explore, analyze, and decipher the ways in which Latinas/os inhabit a global world, built from a legacy of a colonial past and heading toward a neoliberal, globalized future. We will utilize an interdisciplinary approach, addressing a range of texts from different scholarly disciplines, including history, cultural studies, postcolonial theory, American studies, and political science, as well as popular cultural texts.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course reading will include:
Richard Rodriguez, DAYS OF OBLIGATION
Alicia Schmidt Camacho, MIGRANT IMAGINARIES: LATINO CULTURAL POLITICS IN THE US-MEXICO BORDERLANDS
Leo Chavez, THE LATINO THREAT: CONSTRUCTING IMMIGRANTS, CITIZENS, AND THE NATION
Jean Franco, CRUEL MODERNITY
Aviva Chomsky, UNDOCUMENTED: HOW IMMIGRATION BECAME ILLEGAL
Paulo Freire, PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A midterm paper, short reading responses, and a final research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar may be used to meet the AMST senior capstone requirement.
|Instructor(s): Grappo,Laura Times: ...W... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: WYL113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 1||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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