Latin American Studies | LAT AMER & LATINO POP CULTURE
L526 | 2963 | Rivero, Y.
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.