Colonialism and Its Consequences in the Americas|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
Why does colonialism matter to the fields of American studies, Latin American studies, and Caribbean studies? What have been the consequences of colonialism for the nations that make up the Western Hemisphere? This course offers a transnational, hemispheric approach to the study of the Americas through a comparative analysis of colonial ventures and their consequences in the Americas. Among the topics to be discussed are organization of production, including state labor systems, chattel slavery, and indenture; governance and colonial bureaucracies; the interaction of indigenous, European, and African peoples and the formation of colonial culture and syncretic belief systems; independence movements and the emergence of nation-states. Consistent with the interdisciplinary nature of American, Latin American, and Caribbean studies, the course introduces diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to these issues.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CBST-MN)(CGST-MN)(EDST)(HRAD-MN)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Arnold Bauer, Goods, Power, and History
Jill LePore, The Name of War
Desmond Rochfort, Mexican Muralists
Andre Schwarz-Bart, A Woman Named Solitude
Laurel Ulrich, The Age of Homespun
Laura Wexler, Tender Violence
|Examinations and Assignments: |
In class mid-term exam, take-home final exam, two papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and participation in discussions.
|Instructor(s): Hill,Patricia R. Karamcheti,Indira Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: FISK302; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 10||JR major: 30|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 0|
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