AFR 383
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America Spring 2018 Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative; Cross-listed as HIST443 / AFR383
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Race and ethnicity have been central to the formation of national identities in Latin America, as well as to the creation of transnational networks that include Latin Americans. This seminar will critically examine familiar characterizations of Brazil and other countries as “racial democracies” and look at the historical roots and political impact of both “positive” and “negative” stereotypes of race relations in the region. To do this we will explore the rise and decline of slavery, the changing constructions of indigenous and Afro-Latin American identities at national and transnational levels, and to the emergence of new Black Movements and other racial and ethnic activism in Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, and elsewhere.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3481
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, one short paper, and a substantial (20-25 page) research paper
Enrollment Preference: History majors and Latino/a Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II; Exploring Diversity Initiative;
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean

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