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Latin American Studies Seminar - The Politics of Ethnicity in Latin America
Sample reading list:
Edward F. Fischer, Cultural Logics & Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought
Kay B. Warren, Indigenous Movements and Their Critics: Pan Maya Activism
Suzana Sawyer, Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil
Maria Elena Garcia, Making Indigenous Citizens
Victor Montejo, Maya Intellectual Renaissance
John L. Comaroff and Jean Comaroff, Ethnicity, Inc.
See instructor for complete list
Approximately 150 pages of reading per week will be drawn from a course packet and selected ethnographies. A four-page reflection on the readings of the day will be due the night before each class, synthesizing the major themes of the readings. Students will be responsible for leading the discussion of one period and write a five-page critical review of the reading, which shall include fellow students' contributions and critiques. A final paper will be due on Dean's Date.
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 15%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites for this course, although a working knowledge of anthropological theories, the practice of ethnography, and some familiarity with Latin America (either through literature or field experience) will be useful..
This course is open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students.
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