Latin America

103E(R.003 Fall 2005 Theories & Practices of Progress for Africa and Latin America in the 19th & 20th Centuries

This course will explore historical themes eventually leading towards the emergence of the development discourse in the twentieth century. Rather than a history of development as such, we will investigate the connections between colonialism, post-colonialism, gender, and notions of "progress" in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that set the stage for the post-WWII development debate.

103E.002 Fall 2005 Latin American Cities, 1880-2005

This course focuses on the history of, and the experience of living in, modern Latin American cities in the late 19th and 20th centuries. We will cover the social and cultural histories of a variety of different major urban centers, including Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, and Santiago de Chile. We will address topics as diverse as modernity, urbanization, the experience of ";race";, class and gender, urban utopias, urban violence, and state terror as they were lived in different ways in these different cities throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.


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