RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 001 Political Struggles in Mexico: Seminar and Field Study
Term: WN 2010
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
5
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In the last 20 years, Mexico’s political and economic systems have undergone profound changes, driven by a combination of economic crisis, internationally imposed responses to those crises, and popular mobilizations to challenge those responses. These mobilizations have had many goals: changing economic policy, making the Mexican state more democratic and responsive to its citizens, reducing state control of trade unions and indigenous communities, increasing that state’s willingness and capacity to enforce basic human, indigenous and worker rights. These struggles have been particularly intense in the nation’s capital and in the states south of the capital, most notably Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Puebla. This course situates the struggles of recent years in the post-colonial history of Mexico, and then looks in-depth at the neoliberal economic restructuring of the last 25 years and the most important of the popular responses to it in the federal district and the southern states.

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
37335
Open
7
7RC Ugrd
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
42125
Open
10
5RC Ugrd
-
WF 11:00AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
19457
Open
5
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
42137
Open
15
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Course will be taught at the Detroit Center, as part of the Semester in Detroit.
005 (SEM)
P
46357
Open
36
 
-
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
49035
Open
2
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course meets at the Detroit Center and is open ONLY to students in the Semester in Detroit Program.
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Enrique Krauze, Mexico: A Biography of Power (Harper Perennial, 1997). Hank Heifetz, translator.
Required
Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, Mexico Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilization (University of Texas Press, 1996). Philip A. Dennis, translator. (Published in Spanish in 1987)
Required
Diana Denham & the CASA Collective, eds., Teaching Rebellion: Stories from the Grassroots Mobilization in Oaxaca (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2008).
Required
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