LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
Section: 001 Os Meninos e Meninas de Rua: Race, Citizenship, and Abanded Children in Brazil
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
Department: LSA II: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Course Note:
This course will be taught in Portuguese, and will be taught on January 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25.
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Class Misc Info:
Meets 1/8/09-1/29/09. (Drop/Add deadline=1/27/09.).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of Instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Abandoned or neglected children on the streets of cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have been the focus of recent international attention through films like Hector Babenco's Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco and José Padilha's Ônibus 174. This course will trace the history of representations of street children in Brazil and examine how the subject has appeared in literature, drama, and film from the nineteenth century through today. We will discuss how the issue intersects with historical phenomena such as slavery, abolition, and the military dictatorship — and how abandoned children have repeatedly been the focus of larger debates on democracy and citizenship. In addition to films by Babenco and Padilha, we will be reading authors such as Machado de Assis, Jorge Amado and Plínio Marcos.

LACS 490 - Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Mini-course
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
29367
Open
24
 
-
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This course will be taught in Portuguese, and will be taught on January 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29.
002 (LEC)
P
29368
Open
17
 
-
TuTh 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: This course will be taught in English, and will be taught on February 3 , 5, 10, 12, 16, 19.
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