AAAS 326S/LATAMER 338S/SPANISH 338S: “Race and Memory in the Americas” taught by Sarah Quesada.
Two courses were taught by our Mellon Visiting Professor Sebastian Carassai:
LATAMER/HISTORY/ROMST 390, The 1960s and 1970s in Argentina
In the 20th century, Argentina was a country polarized around antagonistic options, a reality that undermined institutional stability and possibilities for sustained development. As late as the 1960s, however, this instability failed to temper the optimism of Argentines. That optimism began to crack during the 1970s. Political violence acquired an unprecedented intensity in the first half of the 1970s. In the second half, brutality exercised from governmental spheres ended up assuming the form of state policy during a period that has come to be known as Argentina’s Dirty War. In this course, we will analyze the period from the mid-sixties to the end of the last military dictatorship (1983) by studying five narrative genres: literature, film, journalistic stories, song lyrics, and academic essays.
LATAMER/HISTORY/ROMST 590S, Microhistory in Latin America
Founded in Europe but widely adapted elsewhere, microhistory addresses sweeping issues through the thorough analysis of a single event or a few individuals, often seemingly insignificant. Microhistory scholars carry out research that reduces the observational scale and diverges from structural-functionalist explanations. The history of microhistory in Europe is well known. Lesser known is microhistory outside Europe. Also less familiar are debates that revolve around microhistory and its linkages with other perspectives and disciplines. While this course’s materials draw from a global collection of microhistory practitioners, the class pays particular attention to microhistory and other microanalytical approaches, especially from anthropology, in Latin America.
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