SPAN-536 The Ethnography of Modernity in Latin America
An overview of the ethnographic study of modernity in Latin America, understood here in its broadest possible sense to include not only the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, but also the Caribbean region, Latinos in the United States, and the Caribbean diaspora in Britain. We will examine both urban populations and the rural groups traditional studied by ethnographers. The ethnographies to be studied take different theoretical and methodological approaches to their subject matter. By examining this diversity, the course will approach the key question of how, given a theory and method more appropriate to primitive and peasant societies, anthropologists have generated new tools for studying the modern context. Taught entirely in English.
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Spring '13: Campos H. (file download)
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