LATS 12
Waking the Dead: Funeral Homes and Funerals as Sites of Identity and Community
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Funerals are an embodiment and symbol of honor, of the power of memory, and of individual and collective identity. In paying tribute to the departed, stories are told about lives of success and lives of failure, and, hence, the experience of the community itself. In this course, we will explore the politics of mourning and waking practices of working-class communities of color, particularly Puerto Rican communities in the island and the diaspora. In doing so, will also address questions of race, gender, and belonging in struggles over space and place. Course materials include, but are not limited to, Pedro Pietri¿s Puerto Rican Obituary, Edgardo Rodríguez Julía¿s Cortijo¿s Wake, and Karla Holloway¿s Passed On: African American Mourning Stories.
The Class: Format: Lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 0
Grading:
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a presentation, and short response papers
Extra Info: meeting time: afteroon
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: American Studies majors and Latina/o Studies concentrators
Materials/Lab Fee: $80 for books and coursepack

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