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Imagining Latin America: Representations of the Other
SPAN 265
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: LAST 265

Since early 19th century, "gauchos," "mestizos," "indios," and "negros," have been repeatedly used to create and establish symbols of cultural identity in Latin America. By analyzing narrations concerning ethnic difference, cultural heritage and political integration, this course will examine the opposing ways in which intellectual discourses have constructed literary versions of subaltern and minority groups in order to address specific issues: European immigration, State formation, capitalist expansion, radical political transformations. This exploration will eventually lead us to a reflection on how representations of particular groups have contributed to forge, endorse or challenge political and cultural traditions in several countries of the subcontinent.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [SPAN226 or LAST226]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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