Americans Across Borders: Latino Histories in Hemispheric Perspective|
This advanced seminar will trace the history of Latin American and Caribbean migrations from the Southern Americas to the United States, and their role in nation-making in the host country. While focusing on the late 19th and 20th centuries, it grounds the study of cultural formations in colonial backgrounds, shifting borderlands, emergent discourses of race, class and nation, and evolving U.S.-Latin American relations since the independence era. Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican and other communities of origin will be studied in the context of the framing of contemporary "Latino" identities and movements, and their regional variations within the United States.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Mae Ngai, IMPOSSIBLE SUBJECTS: ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICA, Princeton University Press, 2005 (ISBN#0691124299); Juan Gonzalez, HARVEST OF EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA, Viking Penguin, 2000 (ISBN#0670867209); Luis A. Perez, Jr., ON BECOMING CUBAN: IDENTITY, NATIONALITY, AND CULTURE, Harper Perennial, 2001 (ISBN#0060958995); Carmen Teresa Whalen and Victor Vazquez-Hernandez, THE PUERTO RICAN DIASPORA: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES, Temple University Press, 2005 (ISBN#1592134130); Rafael Perez-Thomas, MESTIZAJE: CRITICAL USES OF RACE IN CHICANO CULTURE, University of Minnesota Press, 2006 (ISBN#0816645957); Norma Iglesias Prieto et al, FLOWERS OF THE MAQUILADORA: LIFE HISTORIES OF WOMEN WORKERS IN TIJUANA, University of Texas Press, 1997 (ISBN#0292738692); Esmeralda Santiago, WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN, Vintage Press, 1994 (ISBN#0679756760); Anani Dzidzienio and Suzanne Obaler, NEITHER ENEMIES NOR FRIENDS: LATINOS, BLACKS, AFRO-LATINOS, Palgrave MacMillan, 2005 (ISBN#1403965684).
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research paper; short paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Additional seats will be released during drop-add period for students who registered for fall 2007 before this course was entered into the system.
No extensions, no late papers will be accepted.
No incompletes. No unexcused absences.
Priority to LAST, HIST, AMST majors.
|Instructor(s): de Laforcade,Geoffroy Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: CAMS 3; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 9||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
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