Center-Sponsored Courses, Spring 2003

Latin American Studies 250.2:
Race, Region, and Nation: Colombia in Comparative Latin American Context

Professor Nancy Appelbaum

This class involves critical reading of recent scholarship in history, cultural anthropology, and historical geography on 19th and 20th-century Latin America, with an emphasis on Colombia. The readings and discussions will examine the racial, spatial, and cultural dynamics of nation-state formation and national identities.


Cristina Rojas, Civilization and Violence: Regimes of Representation in
Nineteenth-Century Colombia
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2002)

Mary Roldán, Blood and Fire: La Violencia in Antioquia, Colombia, 1946-1953
(Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2002)

Peter Wade, Music, Race, and Nation: Musica Tropical in Colombia (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, Dulcinea in the Factory: Myths, Morals, Men, and
Women in Colombia's Industrial Experiment, 1905-1960
(ISBN 0-8223-2497-0 paperback)

Joanne Rappaport, Cumbe Reborn: An Andean Ethnography of History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities.

Frank Safford and Marco Palacios, Colombia: Fragmented Land, Divided
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2002) 0-19-514312-4

Location and schedule TBA; please check IAS website
Latin American Studies 250.2 4 units
This course is open to graduate students.



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