Latin American and Caribbean Feminisms in Perspective (ANT4106.01)

Laura Nussbaum-Barberena

This course will explore feminisms from Latin America through theoretical, analytical, methodological, testimonial and ethnographic literature. The course will weave contemporary writing from Latin America and the Caribbean with decolonized/global South/women of color feminist theory and critique. Specifically, we will explore the growing recognition of localized, yet interconnected feminisms throughout the region. Through the written work of these communities, we will explore how these diverse feminisms emerge with regard to a community’s race, culture, class, nationality, sexuality and spatial locations, throughout the region. Course readings will also explore how feminists respond the dominance of Western feminisms. We will examine the seminal theoretical work which informs them. As an anthropology course, we will approach feminist perspective through examinations of the historical construction of the hierarchies and structural forces to which contemporary feminisms respond.

Prerequisites: Previous work in Society, Culture and Thought, or in gender studies.
Credits: 4
T 10:10am - 12:00pm; F 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 12
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