SPECIAL TOPICS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
33018
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course will be on a topic in the area of specialization of a visiting scholar yet to be determined.
Class Attributes
Writing Intensive Course (WRIT)
Class Materials on Reserve at Hillman Library
African Studies
Asian Studies
Global Studies
Class Notes
This seminar explores violence and memory in Latin America, focusing on the regions of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador), the Andes (Colombia, Peru), and the case of Argentina. The focus will be the political violence during dictatorships and armed conflicts that emerged in Latin America during the second half of the 20th century. We will also examine how social inequality, poverty, and racism relate to political violence. Topics for discussion include forms of violence under dictatorships and during armed conflicts; memories of violence and resistance; the legacies and consequences of political violence on different sectors of society; human rights movements; the struggles of victims and society for memory, justice and peace; and social reconstruction in the aftermath of violence. The course includes readings mainly from anthropology but also from history and political science. We will also watch some relevant films and documentaries and read some testimonial narratives.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Diana Hoyos Gomez
Topic
VIOLENCE & MEMORY- LA
Meets
Tu 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
14
Seats Open
1
Class Capacity
15
Unrestricted Seats
1
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
10