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"Becoming Indian": Latin America's Indigenous Peoples
HIST 104 SP
Students enrolled in "Becoming Indian" will analyze monographs, testimonies, and fiction to explore the construction of indigenous identities and the history of indigenous communities in Mexico, Central America, and the
Andean highlands. The course will emphasize 19th- and 20th-century indigenista movements, social issues, and contemporary political revolutions but will also cover the colonial period.
Argueta, ONE DAY OF LIFE Barrios de Chungara, LET ME SPEAK! Becker, SETTING THE VIRGIN ON FIRE Cope, THE LIMITS OF RACIAL DOMINATION Mariategui, SEVEN REALITIES Vargas Llosa, CAPTAIN PANTOJA AND THE SPECIAL
SERVICE Various primary source
materials, on reserve in Olin and, where possible, in a course packet at Atticus. Additional texts will be added, depending on availability.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Midterm exam, final paper or exam, two writing exercises, two (4-6 page) papers.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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