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Abriendo Caminos: Transnational Politics of the Hispanophone Caribbean

ANTH 116
Spring 2018 not offered
Course Cluster: Caribbean Studies Minor

This course provides a comparative look at the lives of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans who live on their islands, the diaspora, or somewhere in between. Our focus is on politics of belonging and the ethics of solidarity that emerge from these transnational encounters. We begin by considering certain shared realities of the region as a whole, contrasting these larger trends to issues relevant for each island, given their divergent political trajectories. Then, we will look at an array of contemporary artifacts of these fluid encounters, including performance pieces by feminist artists, activists taking on a state, or collaborative educational experiments.

As a first-year seminar (FYS), we will dedicate part of our time to mastering writing as a daily practice. Since much of our material is contemporary, we will consider the meaning of "writing for the present," unpacking the process of social documentation. Along the way, students will gain skill in interpreting evidence, revising, and learning the basics of good college writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CBST-MN)

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