Dem in Mod Latin America

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Latinx and Latin Amer Studies
Course Number: 
263
Institution: 
Amherst College

[LA/TE/TS] Latin Americans began their struggle for democracy during the Independence wars at the start of the nineteenth century. Their struggle continues today. This course considers the historical meanings of democracy in various Latin American countries, with particular attention to the relationship between liberalism and democracy in the nineteenth century; the broadening of democracy at the start of the twentieth century; the rise and fall of military dictatorships in the 1960s–1980s and their impact upon civil society; and the current clashes between neo-Liberal economic programs and the neo-populist resurgence of the left. Readings and discussions will focus on the ways broad economic and political shifts impacted individuals' lives; how each economic class experienced these shifts differently; the way race and gender have shaped peoples' experience with democratization and repression; and the personal processes of radicalization by which individuals became inspired to take risks in their struggle for inclusion and against repression. Because the approach is thematic and chronological, some countries and regions will receive more attention than others. Meetings and readings will draw on secondary studies, historical documents, testimonials, music, images, and film. Two meetings per week.

Fall Semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Lohse.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-263-01,LLAS-263-01
Schedule #: 
LLAS-263-01-1920F

Course Sections

Dem in Mod Latin America
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kent Lohse klohse@amherst.edu TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM