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Political Authority and Mystification in Latin America and the Caribbean
LAST 324
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: ANTH 326

Why and how is it that power not only intoxicates but also exalts? How does the adoration of political figures affect the political process and circulation of power between citizens and the state? Why do some people not only consent to dictators but even revere and dedicate cults to them, whereas others risk their lives in defiance? This seminar critically examines these questions and related themes such as political clientelism, cult of personality, mystification, and state fetishism in Latin American and the Caribbean utilizing anthropological and historical studies, experimental ethnographies, and literary novels.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS LAST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(LAST)

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