Communication and Culture | Seminar in Media
C793 | 1106 | Y. Rivero

This seminar maps the interconnections among identity, racial
ideologies, nationhood, popular culture practices and media artifacts
in the Latin American/the Spanish Caribbean context.  Drawing from
research in the areas of history, anthropology, and media studies, we
will interrogate theoretical concepts such as ‘race,’ hegemony,
resistance, hibridity, and mestizaje.  While racial/cultural
hierarchies in Latin America include indigenous populations, in this
course we will focus, for the most part, on the racialization of
‘black’ and ‘mulatto’ communities.  Furthermore, while most of the
course readings will examine Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean,
we will also analyze the construction and representation of Latinos/as
in US media cultures.  The course should be of particular interest to
students in race and ethnic studies, Latin American/Spanish Caribbean
studies, and media studies.