Power and Resistance in Latin America|
Fall 2009 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations, International Relations|
This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on political structures and resistance movements and incorporates the discourses of literature and history. Beginning with the Mexican Revolution, the course will examine other moments in contemporary Latin American history that have been characterized by overt and covert struggles over power: the Cuban Revolution, the bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes in Argentina and Peru during the civil war. In each unit, students will read an historical monograph, an essay or testimony, and a novel.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [HIST245 or LAST245] OR [AMST200 or LAST200]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Additional texts to be added, depending on availability. Blanco, LAND OR DEATH Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ Poole, PERU: TIME OF FEAR Timmerman, PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME Traba, MOTHERS AND SHADOWS Vargas Llosa, THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA Castro, NOTHING CAN STOP THE COURSE OF HISTORY Garcia, DREAMING IN CUBAN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Five short papers; one class presentation; one final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Reading list subject to change as some texts may go out of print unexpectedly. Additional readings will be on reserve in Olin Library.
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