SPANISH 881 - Theoretical Approaches to Culture
Section: 001 Marxism from Marx to Marcos
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course offers an advanced survey of Marxist theory. The first half of the course focuses on canonical figures from the Marxist tradition, while the second half turns to Marxist theoreticians from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Key topics for the course include dialectics and materialism; commodity fetishism, surplus value, and primitive accumulation; the State, ideology, and hegemony; Marxist analyses of racism, imperialism, and colonialism; Marxism’s (missed) encounter with African, diasporic, and indigenous cultures.

Readings by, among others, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, V. I. Lenin, Mao Tse-Tung, Antonio Gramsci, Louis Althusser, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, José Carlos Mariátegui, José María Arguedas, Álvaro García Linera, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, and Subcomandante Marcos.

Class Format:

This course is taught in English and all required texts are available in translation.

SPANISH 881 - Theoretical Approaches to Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
7Graduate Standing
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
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