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LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

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LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY

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Anno accademico 2024/2025

Codice attività didattica
CPS0426
Docenti
Federica Morelli (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Docente Da Nominare (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Corso di studio
Master's Degree Course in Area and global studies for international cooperation
Anno
2° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
SPS/05 - storia e istituzioni delle americhe
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

The course, focusing on the formation of multi-ethnic societies in Latin America, will allow  students to mature a greater awaraness towards the cultural diversity and to understand the relationship between past and present cultures. 

It will also allow to acquire expertise on: forms of domination; interaction between different cultural groups; definitions of belonging; structuring of territories; shifting relationship nature-societies. 

The course will offer to attending students an interactive form of teaching, based on discussion of sources and bibliographical material in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. It will use digital history resources and cartographic tools. 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

By the end of this course students will:

1) Be able to identify several key turning points in colonial Latin American history;

2) Understand the basic organizing principles of Mesoamerican, Andean, Hispanic, and mestizo culture, including religion and spiritual beliefs, social hierarchy, gender norms, notions of community, language, and race and ethnicity, agroecosystem changes, representation of nature, and biological hybriddization; 

3) Recognize the way power functioned in the colonial system through Iberian logic and political organization, as well as various forms of accommodation, reform, resistance, and rebellion.

4) Appreciate Latin America's diversity and historical significance.

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Programma

As the rest of the Americas, the vast social, cultural, and biological diversity that Latin America society still embodies today had its origins in its long and complex colonial history. This course is designed as an introductions to some of the main themes of colonial Latin American history. We will start our journey in Europe, Africa, and the Americas before Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean. We will then follow both the imperial forces that shaped the colonial experience as well as the effect that individuals and groups of Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans had in the society and territory as a whole. We will end in the Age of Revolutions with the impact that the Haitian Revolution, the Independence movement in Latin America, and with an assessment of the legacies of the colonial period in the region today.

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Modalità di insegnamento

This is an upper-division class with an emphasis on class discussion based on reading primary and secondary sources. Teachers will provide introductory lectures when necessary, but for the most part students will be participating in class discussion by posing questions and encouraging debate.

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Attending students:
For attending students, the assessment procedure is based on active participation during class (20%), presentation of an essay agreed with the teacher (30% of the final grade), and a written essay (about 5.000 words) based on the paper and the discussion (50% of the final grade). The paper is aimed to check both the students' ability to organize complex knowledge and their knowledge of the discipline.

Non attending students:
To assess the ability to apply the acquaintances learnt during the readings, a final written exam is schedeuled for non attending students. This exam will be assessed according to the following criteria: a) the acquisition of the basic expertise; b) the ability to critically reasoning on the subjects of the course.

Testi consigliati e bibliografia



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Essays and articles
Descrizione:  
Essays and articles commented during the course
Note testo:  
Testo per frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Libro
Titolo:  
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Anno pubblicazione:  
2016
Editore:  
University of North Carolina Press
Autore:  
J. C. Chasteen
Note testo:  
Testo per non frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Libro
Titolo:  
Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence
Anno pubblicazione:  
2011
Editore:  
Oxford University Press
Autore:  
J.C. Chasteen
Note testo:  
Testo per non frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si
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Attending students:

Essays and articles commented during the course.

 

Non attending students:

J. C. Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). 

J. C. Chasteen, AmericanosLatin America's Struggle for Independence (Oxford University Press, 2008). 



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Note

COURSE SCHEDULE : monday, tuesday, wednesday 4 pm-6 pm 

The material useful for the students will be available on the website of the course. 

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