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Latin American Studies Seminar - Politics/Culture During the Brazilian Military Dictatorship
Sample reading list:
Skidmore, Thomas E, The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-85
McCann, Bryan, The Throes of Democracy: Brazil since 1989
Penna, Lina Sattamini, A Mother's Cry: A Memoir of Politics, Prison, and Torture
Dunn, Christopher, Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilia
Eleven academic articles,
Twenty-two primary documents,
See instructor for complete list
Students will read approximately 150 pages per week, write brief entries in a web-based diary about a Brazilian character created for the class, and turn in short reflections on 10 films and documentaries seen outside of the classroom. Students will also write a 20 to 25 page research paper that relies on primary and secondary sources or an alternative project in media, film, drama, etc., with a written component that is also partially based on primary and secondary sources.
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is open to undergraduate students and graduate students who fulfill one of the following requirements: (a) the student has intermediate knowledge of Portuguese; (b) the student has taken at least one previous course in modern Latin American history or a class related to Brazil; (c) the student has spent time in Brazil; (d) the student is convincingly motivated to learn about recent Brazilian history.
James N. Green is Professor of Brazilian History at Brown University and the author of Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Brazil (Chicago, 1999) and We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke, 2010), among other books. He is currently working on a book about Herbert Daniel, a former Brazilian guerrilla leader and AIDS activist.
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