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ANTH189N PO - Memory, Truth, Justice; Violence & Human Rights in Latin America

When Offered: One-time only; spring 2016.
Instructor(s): D. Billingsley
Credit: 1

This seminar explores issues of violence, human rights, and transitional justice in contemporary Latin America. Using the tools of anthropology, we will examine the legacies of state-sponsored violence against civilians in several Latin American communities. We will address the historical contexts of violence, including gender and ethnic discrimination, the structural effects of colonialism, and the consequences of nation-building projects that sought assimilation or the extermination of difference. We will draw on social scientific theories about political resistance, international law, and collective memory, interrogating how social movements are differentiated by power and purpose. Students will apply the social theory provided in the course toward independent research on a related topic of case study.



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