Critical Race & Political Econ 340CH - Advanced Topics: 'Latinx Cultural History'

Latinx Cultural History

Maria Diaz

MW 03:15PM-04:30PM

Mount Holyoke College
Ciruti 123
This interdisciplinary seminar is a sampling of Latinx cultural history from the mid-18th century to the present. Cultural production in the form of film, literature, and music is discussed in relation to its aesthetic and historical context. Readings will look at cultural processes and products that shape the social life, institutions, discourses, and identities of Latinx communities. We will pay special attention to material and expressive forms, like nameplate chains and lowriders, to highlight that cultural practices and products not only can reflect, but generate and contest power.

This course is open to juniors and seniors

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.