LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
Section: 002 Perspectives on Slavery, Abolition, and Post-Emancipation in the Emergence of Contemporary African-Brazilian Social Movements
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Department: LSA II: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 11/3-12/9. (Drop/Add deadline=11/07/08)..
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of Instructor.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course intends to analyze how recent historiographical approaches to slavery and emancipation, which emphasize slave agency, are linked to broader social movements within Brazil. The course strives to understand the recent shift to an increasingly complex view of Brazilian society, one based on ethnic and cultural diversity rather than on the idea of a mixed-race melting pot. This shift will be illustrated by an analysis of contemporary social movements involving African-Brazilians, especially through a reevaluation of the role of working women, of the movements seeking the official recognition of quilombo territories (lands settled by runaway slaves), and of movements based on the mobilization of an ethnic and racial consciousness. In sum, through a reevaluation of the impact of slavery on the development of Brazilian society and of the social alternatives embraced in the aftermath of slavery, this course not only analyzes aspects of Brazilian slave society but also proposes links between the social relations engendered by slavery and the configuration of social identities that have left a mark on the history of Brazilian society.

LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
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001 (LEC)
W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Th 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Note: Class meets Oct 8, 9, 15, 16, 23, and 30 from 5-8PM
002 (LEC)
MW 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: This class will meet on Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, Dec. 1, 3, and 8. It will be taught in Portuguese and is open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Students may complete assignments in either Portuguese or English.
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