SPAN 076. Identidad y conflicto cultural

This class studies contemporary Latin American social identities and their representations in literature, cinema, and other media from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. 

The selected texts present different strands of cultural conflict due to the simultaneous presence of markedly different modes of identity. LGBTQ diversity, sexual identities, femicides and gender violence will be of special relevance. 

Several primary questions will guide our analysis: What is identity? What are the socio-historical, cultural and political influences on identity? What does the study of these texts reveal about the relationship among economic development, the construction of social identities, and citizenship? How can this class help us to better understand the dynamics of race, class, gender and sexuality in specific Latin American contexts?
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 , SPAN 023 , the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
1 credit.
Eligible for LALS, GLBL-Paired, GSST
Fall 2023. Martínez
Catalog chapter: Spanish   
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