Latin American Studies | SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMER
L501 | 2960 | Guardino, P.
Above section meets with History H665 and H680
TOPIC: NATIONALISM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN LATIN AMERICA
In this colloquium we will take up the dual problems of nationalism
and national identity in Latin America. We will begin with four
weeks devoted to the most influential theoretical approaches to
nationalism, using a variety of short readings by people like Ernest
Gellner, Eric Hobsbawm, Anthony Smith, Prasenjit Duara, Max Weber,
Ann Stoler, Anne McClintock and John Breuilly as well as Benedict
Andersonís influential "Imagined Communities". We will then move
into Latin America, using books and articles to examine such topics
as nationalism and literature, the birth of nationalism within
colonial orders, nationalism and popular movements, national
identity and Afro-Latinos, national identity and Native Americans,
national identity and the populist state, national identity and
gender, and anthropological approaches to nationalism.
Students will complete several short assignments, including book
reviews, presentations, a syllabus, and a mock grant proposal.