ANTHRCUL 314 - Cuba and its Diaspora
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines Cuban history, literature, and culture since the Revolution both on the island and in the United States diaspora. In political and cultural essays, personal narratives, fiction, poetry, drama, visual art and film, we will seek a comprehensive and diverse view of how Cubans and Cuban-Americans understand their situation as people of the same nation divided for years by the Cold War, revolution, and exile. Topics will include: discussions of race, ethnicity and intolerance in the context of Cuba and the diaspora, the meaning of diasporas in the twentieth century, Fidel Castro and the making of the Cuban Revolution, masculinity and gay sexuality in the Revolution and Cuban diaspora, women's dreams, everyday life under communism, Afrocuban culture and religion, the Cuban arts movement, and the construction and deconstruction of exile identity. We will read and discuss the writings of Fidel Castro, Oscar Hijuelos, Edmundo Desnoes, Reinaldo Arenas, Lourdes Casal, Senel Paz, Dolores Prida, and Carmelita Tropicana, among others, and view major Cuban feature and documentary films. A weekly two hour film screening is required Mondays 4-6pm or 6-8pm in 238A WH.

ANTHRCUL 314 - Cuba and its Diaspora
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001 (LEC)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: A weekly two hour film screening is required, Monday 4-6pm or 6-8pm in 238A WH.
002 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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