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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LATI 281 - The Andes: Race, Region, Nation

Cross-Listed as HIST 281 
This course provides a survey of Andean history with an emphasis upon the formation of collective identities. Class discussion will treat continuities and divergences between the Andean colonial and post-colonial experiences, especially the intersection between racial and regional tensions and their impact upon the emergence and construction of nation-states. Recent topics explored have included the role of landscape in Andean culture, Incan and neo-Incan cultural mythologies, the conflation of racial and class identities in the twentieth century, violence and guerrilla movements, urbanization, and the various shades of indigenismo. Alternate years. (4 Credits)