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Instructor Info:Roosbelinda Cardenas
TA Info:Iris Haas-Biel
Term: 2014F
Meeting Info: Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 101
Description: This course offers students the chance to explore the diversity of grassroots politics, social movements, and alternative democratic practices within contemporary Latin America. The course will first introduce students to various theoretical frameworks to understand social movements. It will then focus on a rigorous comparative analysis of contemporary Latin American social movements oriented towards different political issues. These range from ethnic identity and environmental problems to human rights claims and gender-sex politics. We will examine a broad array of social movements across the region and pay particular attention to how their seemingly different pursuits for social justice are inter-related.