Territory, Community, and Identity in the Americas|
Spring 2019 not offered
How does a place shape community social relations? And in what ways do peoples' relationships to natural resources and the built environment shape their political identities? This course will explore these questions by focusing on particular case studies in the Western Hemisphere. We will consider the ways in which communities are tethered to a particular idea of territory, whether they be "fugitives," "runaways," "natives," or "immigrants." The cases we will explore include quilombos and palenques comprised of people who escaped enslavement in Portuguese and Spanish America, indigenous communities forged before, during, and after colonization by Europeans, and newfound communities or colonies comprised of relatively recent (im)migrants.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Course readings will include both monographs and selections from monographs. Some of the authors we will consider are Adela Amaral Lugo, Jonathan Amith, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Paul Eiss, Doreen Massey, Richard Price, Cynthia Radding, Ann Wightman, and Richard White, among others.
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Two short written assignments and final take-home assignment.