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U43 IS 307Latin American Migrations3.0 Units
Description:Latin America has been, historically, a region defined by its migrations. Throughout its history, Latin America has received waves of immigrants from around the world and has been the site both of internal migrations (country to city and country to country) and a considerable diaspora that has created new communities in the United States and Europe. Through the reading of scholarship, fiction, film, art and memoirs, this class seeks to study the cultural impact that different waves of migration have had both on the establishment of political and imaginary borders and in the constitution of new national, regional and transnational identities. The class will approach case studies that encompass the effect of internal migrations in the region (such as the racial politics of Andean immigration to Argentina), the social redefinitions of Latin American countries due to new waves of immigrants (such as the increasing Asian immigration to Panama), the articulation of a Latin America in exile and the construction of new "Latino" identities in the United States and Europe. Through these case studies, students will not only get snapshots of different "Latin American Crossings." The class will also tackle the question of new, fluid notions of Latin American culture and identity, as well as changing notions of race, ethnicity, class and gender, as they are being redefined in the contemporary world.
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Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:CPAS Tuition:$1,815.00 Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:U85 507Frequency:Unpredictable / History
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