Power and Resistance in Latin America
Fall 2016 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 regime in Argentina, and the civil war era in Peru. In each unit, students will read a historical monograph, an essay or testimony, and a novel.
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|Course Format: Seminar
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Hugo Blanco, LAND OR DEATH
Fidel Castro, HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME and NOTHING CAN STOP THE COURSE OF HISTORY
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE
Carlos Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ
Cristina Garcia, DREAMING IN CUBAN
Octavio Paz, THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE
Orin Starn, NIGHTWATCH: THE POLITICS OF PROTEST IN THE ANDES
Nora Strejilevich, A SINGLE NUMBERLESS DEATH
Diana Taylor, DISAPPEARING ACTS: SPECTACLES OF GENDER AND NATIONALISM IN ARGENTINA'S DIRTY WAR
Marta Traba, MOTHERS AND SHADOWS
Mario Vargas Lloso, THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA
John Womack, ZAPATA AND THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
|Examinations and Assignments:
Six short papers; class presentations; active participation in class discussions; one final project.
Majors in Latin American Studies or History who need to satisfy the senior research requirement may do so in this course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
Reading list subject to change as some texts may go out of print unexpectedly. Additional readings will be posted on WesFiles.
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