Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 27, 2021  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue
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WGS 326 - Latin American/Caribbean Women, Resistance, Protest (4 Cr.)

(formerly WGS 226) (LAM 326) (GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies Area)
This course examines women’s participation in the human rights, social and political movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. The following questions will be addressed: 1) Why and under what circumstances gender and race became a central force in the development of these movements? 2) To what extent have feminist theory and theories of the state accounted for the nature of women’s protest and resistance? 3) How, why and were South American women instrumental in the sociopolitical process that led from authoritarian to democratic rule in their countries in the 1980’s and 1990’s? We will also explore Amerindian feminist agency being forged in the current round of struggles for the protection of territory and autonomy in Brazil, Chile and Mexico. The course will also be devoted to Afro-Iberian descendent forms of resistance, as expressed in the literary, visual and creative arts in Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil but also in the Caribbean: Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Prerequisite: PCE or WGS 100/200 level course, sophomore standing; OR permission of the instructor.



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