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Living the Latin American City: Urban History, Politics, and Culture

HIST 112
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 211
Certificates: International Relations

This course offers an introduction to modern Latin American cities, exploring how the region's urban spaces--including sprawling megalopolises like Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro--have been made and re-envisioned by elite and poor inhabitants alike. Approaching urban space and everyday life as a terrain of political and social negotiation as well as cultural ferment, the course traces the growth of Latin American cities through case studies that examine themes including colonialism, citizenship, migration, inequality, and social movements, and the tensions between state planning and informality. We also consider how the urban experience shaped intellectuals' and artists' efforts to chronicle, represent, and reimagine the Latin American city in essays, photography, and film.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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