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Power and Resistance in Latin America
LAST 300 FA
This interdisciplinary seminar focuses on political structures and resistance movements and incorporates the discourses of literature and history. Beginning with the Mexican Revolution, the course will examine other
in contemporary Latin American history that have been characterized by overt and covert struggles over power: The Cuban Revolution; The Bureaucratic-Authoritarian regime in Argentina; Peru during the civil war.
Additional texts to be added, depending on availability. Blanco, LAND OR DEATH Fuentes, THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ Poole, PERU: TIME OF FEAR Timmerman, PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME Traba, MOTHERS AND SHADOWS Vargas
Llosa, THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO
MAYTA Castro, NOTHING CAN STOP THE COURSE OF HISTORY Garcia, DREAMING IN CUBAN
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Five short papers; one class presentation; one final project.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Reading list subject to change as some texts may go out of print unexpectedly. Additional readings will be on reserve in Olin Library.
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