ANTHRCUL 320 - Mexico: Culture and Society
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will look at culture and society in the large and diverse country of Mexico. The fundamental aim of the course is to give students an overview of Mexican history, geography, cultural diversity, and contemporary social issues. Themes to be covered include: the search for a Mexican identity (how culture and national identity in Mexico have been historically and socially constructed over the past century); cultural variations among Mexicans; region, “race,” and ethnicity in the construction of Mexican culture; gendered views of Mexicanness and Mexican culture; the family or household and the community as centers of identity, social action, and economy; religious traditions and religious change; urban and rural views of the nation; performance, culture, and ethnic identity; “borderlands”; the disparate impact of globalization, transnational migration, and transculturation on communities and individuals across Mexico; and the regions of Mexico. The books to be read include Judith Adler Hellman, Mexican Lives; Ruth Behar, Translated Woman; Matthew Gutmann, The Meanings of Macho; Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico; and Héctor Carrillo, The Night Is Young. Grades will be based on class participation, a weekly journal, two papers, and a final paper or project

ANTHRCUL 320 - Mexico: Culture and Society
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
30349
Open
8
 
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
30351
Open
1
 
-
M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
30353
Open
7
 
-
M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
c-tools
ISBN: 9781565841772
Mexican lives, Author: Hellman, Judith Adler., Publisher: New Press 1994
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780807046470
Translated woman : crossing the border with Esperanza's story; tenth anniversary ed., Author: Behar, Ruth., Publisher: Beacon Press 2003
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520250133
The meanings of macho : being a man in Mexico City : with a new preface, Author: Gutmann, Matthew C., 1953-, Publisher: University of California Press 2006
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780292705708
The culture of migration in Southern Mexico, Author: Cohen, Jeffrey H. (Jeffrey Harris), Publisher: University of Texas Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780226093024
The night is young : sexuality in Mexico in the time of AIDS, Author: Carrillo, He?ctor., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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