Maya Nationalism
Miskitu Autonomy
Quichua Ethno-nationalism
Ethnic Identities

Ethnic Identities in Latin America

How has the evolution of ethnic identities influenced Latin American history? We will begin this course with a theoretical discussion of race and ethnicity, and then proceed to an evaluation of their creation in a Latin American context. In particular, this class will emphasize the role Indigenous peoples have played in Latin American societies, and how their constructs of ethnicity have influenced cultural, economic, and political developments in the region. Finally, we will critique the emergence of new forms of ethnic consciousness and ethnic rights movements.
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