|Week #1- TH August 25, 2022||Introduction to the course||Syllabus and course overview, requirements, expectations and goals.
Read: Freire (1993), Clark-Hine (2011)
Respond to Forum Post #1
|Week #2 – TH Sept 1, 2022||Anthropology of South America – Delimiting Geographies||Read: Sanabria (2019) – Ch 1, Chasteen (2016), Said (1979)
Respond to Forum Post #2
|Week #3- TH Sept 8, 2022||Traditions of Latin American Thought – ECLAC/CEPAL UN||Read: Fajardo (2022) Introduction, Ch1 & Epilogue; History of ECLAC/CEPAL website
Respond to Forum Post #3
|Week #4- TH Sept 15, 2022||Before the European Conquest: Anthropology in South America & Human Rights (I)||Read: Sanabria (2019) – Ch 2
Respond to Forum Post #4
|Week #5- TH Sept 22, 2022||Before the European Conquest: Anthropology in South America & Human Rights (II)||Read: Borofsky (2005) Introduction/Chapter 1, Report from the AAA (1991), Skurski (2011)
Respond to Forum Post #5
|Week #6 – TH Oct 6, 2022||Race in South America||Read: Sanabria (2019) Ch 5, Wade (2008), Pinho (2015)
Watch: The Listening Post Al Jazeera (2018) documentary
Respond to Forum Post #6
|Week #7 – TH Oct 13, 2022||Gender, Sexuality and Beauty in South America||Read Arango-Londoño (2021), Rahier (2014)
Watch: The Beauty Factory (2014) Documentary
Respond to Forum Post #7
|Week #8 – TH Oct 20, 2022||Medical Anthropology & Health||Read: Henninger-Rener (2020), Cavender & Albán (2009)
Watch Video: Medicine Man; “Comidas que Curan” Short Documentary
Respond to Forum Post #8
|Week #9 – TH Oct 27, 2022||Politics and Sports||Read: Archetti (1999) Introduction.
Watch “American Fútbol” (2014) documentary
Respond to Forum Post #9
|Week #10 – TH Nov 3, 2022||Language||Read: Light (2020), Rodríguez (2019)
Respond to Forum Post #10
|Week #11– TH Nov 10, 2022||Capitalism, and Labor
in South America
Read: Nash (1978), Roseberry (1994), Kappler (2019)
|Week #12– TH Nov 17, 2022||Food, & Commodities
in South America
|Read: Mintz, Chee-Beng & DuBois (2008), Sergio Freire de Sousa & Texeira Vieira (2008), Folch (2010)
Respond to Forum Post #12
|Week #13- TH Dec 1, 2022||Political Violence
in Latin America
|Read: Skurski & Coronil (2006), Blau (2016), Auyero, Burbano de Lara & Berti (2013)
Respond to Forum Post #13
|Week #14– TH Dec 8, 2022||Political Economy||Read: Lyon (2020), Roseberry (1997).
Watch: Connected by Coffee Documentary
Respond to Forum Post #14
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Course Bibliography per week
Full citations of all readings, videos, audio etc. broken up by the week they should be read and/or watched and/or listened too.
Week 1 Introduction
- Syllabus and course overview, requirements, expectations, and goals.
- Freire, Paulo. 1993. “Chapter 2” in Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum Books.
Week 2 Anthropology of South America – Delimiting Geographies
- Sanabria, Harry. 2019. “Chapter 1: Anthropology, Latin America, and the Caribbean” in The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition, 1-27.
- Chasteen, John Charles. 2016. “Welcome to Latin America” in Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, 4th edition, 1-16.
- Said, Edward. 1979. (1994). “Introduction” Orientalism. 25th Anniversary edition. New York: Pantheon Books. Pp. 1-28.
Week 3 Traditions of Latin American Thought: ECLAC/CEPAL UN
- Fajardo, Margarita. 2022. “Introduction”, “Chapter 1: Latin America and the Postwar Global Order”, “Epilogue: Dependency Theory in the World and Back in Latin America” in The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era. Boston: The University of Harvard Press. Pp. 1-43, 197-218.
- Website: History of ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America & The Caribbean), United Nations
Week 4 Before the European Conquest: Anthro in South America & Human Rights (I)
- Sanabria, Harry. 2019. “Chapter 2: Before the Europeans” in The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition, 31-65.
Week 5 Before the European Conquest: Anthro in South America & Human Rights (II)
- Borofsky, Rob. 2005. “Chapter 1: The Controversy and the Broader Issues at Stake” in Yanomami : The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It, University of California Press, 3-21. ProQuest Ebook Central.
- American Anthropological Association. 1991. Report of the Special Commission to Investigate the Situation of the Brazilian Yanomami.
- Skurski, Julie. 2011. “Chapter 9: Past Warfare: Ethics, Knowledge, and the Yanomami Controversy” AnthroHistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline, edited by Edward Murphy, David William Cohen, Chandra D. Bhimul, Fernando Coronil, Monica Eileen Peterson, and Julie Skurski. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 121-139.
Week 6 Race in South America
- Sanabria, Harry. 2019. “Chapter 5: Cultural Politics of Race and Ethnicity” in The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition, 123-148.
- Wade, P. (2008). Race in Latin America In A Companion to Latin American Anthropology, D. Poole (Ed.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 177-192.
- Santana Pinho, P. D. (2015). The Dirty Body that Cleans: Representations of Domestic Workers in Brazilian Common Sense. Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, 13(1), 103+.
- Case study Video Documentary: Language, indigeneity, and race in Perú
Al Jazeera English. (2018, Dec 17) Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language | The Listening Post (video file). 9:10
Week 7 Gender, Sexuality and Beauty in South America
- Arango-Londoño, Alejandro. 2021. “Reshaping Masculinities and the Beauty Industry in Colombia” in Remaking the Human: Cosmetic Technologies of Body Repair, Reshaping, and Replacement. Edited by Alvaro Jarrín and Chiara Pussetti. New York: Berghahn Books, 123-140.
- Rahier, J.M. (2014). Blackness, the Racial-Spatial Order at Work, and Beauty Contest Politics: Señoras, Mujeres, Blanqueamiento, and the Negra Permitida. In: Blackness in the Andes: Ethnographic Vignettes of Cultural Politics in the Time of Multiculturalism. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 121-146.
- Documentary: The Beauty Factory (2013) – Venezuela
Week 8 Medical Anthropology and Health
- Henninger-Rener, Sashur. 2020. “Health and Medicine” Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd edition. Ed. Nina Brown, Laura Tubelle de González, and Thomas McIlwraith. Washington DC: American Anthropological Association, 425-443.
- Cavender, A.P., Albán, M. 2009. “The use of magical plants by curanderos in the Ecuador highlands.” Journal of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicine, 5(3): 1-9.
- Video – Medicine Man -Directed by Guille Isa and Billy Silva – Ecuador
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Pinschmidt, Ali. (2014, Aug 20) Comidas que Curan English Subtitles, Ecuador revised 6:25.URL:
Week 9 Politics and Sports
- Archetti, Eduardo. 1999. “Introduction: Frameworks and Perspectives” in Masculinities: Football, Polo, and Tango in Argentina. New York: Berg Publishers.
- Short Documentary: Soccer in Latin America (2014) – UConn, El Instituto
- Documentary– American Fútbol Directed by Peter Karl, Petar Madjarac (2019)
Week 10 Language
- Light, Linda. 2020. “Language” in Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology. Ed. Nina Brown, Laura Tubelle de González, and Thomas McIlwraith. Pp. 70-95.
- Rodríguez, Juan. 2019. “I Don’t Know How People on Minimum Wage Make it”: The Semiotic Scaling of Political Crisis and Emotions in Venezuela.” The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 24: 518-535.
Week 11 Capitalism, and Labor in South America
- Nash, June. 1978. “Culture, Community, and Class Consciousness in Bolivian Tin Mines” Working Papers 56, The Wilson Center: Washington DC.
- Roseberry, W. 1994. “Images of the Peasant in the Consciousness of the Venezulan Proletariat” in Anthropologies and Histories: Essays in Culture, History, and Political Economy, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 55-79.
- Kappeler, Aaron. 2019. “Coffee and socialism in the Venezuelan Andes” Focaal, 84: 1-17.
Moh, Catharina. (2014, Oct 8) ‘The Mountain eats men’ in Bolivia – BBC
Week 12 Food, & Commodities in South America
- Mintz, Sidney W., Chee-Beng Tang, and Christine M. DuBois. 2008. “Introduction: The Significance of Soy” in The World of Soy Chicago: The University of Illinois Press, 1-26.
- Sergio Freire de Sousa, Ivan and Rita de Cássia Milagres Texeira Vieira. 2008. “Soybeans and Soyfoods in Brazil, with notes on Argentina: Sketch of an Expanding World Commodity” in The World of Soy Chicago: The University of Illinois Press, 234-256.
- Folch, Christine. 2010. “Stimulating Consumption: Yerba Mate Myths, Markets, and Meanings from Conquest to Present.” Comparative Studies in Society and History, 52(1), 6-36.
Week 13 Political Violence in Latin America
- Skurski, Julie and Fernando Coronil. 2006. “Introduction: States of Violence and the Violence of States” in States of Violence, Edited by Julie Skurski and Fernando Coronil. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1-32.
- Blau, Joshua. 2016. “Part VIII Chapter 31: The application of forensic anthropology to the investigation of cases of political violence: Perspectives from South America,” In Handbook of forensic anthropology and archaeology New York: Routledge, 67-75.
- Auyero, Javier, Agustín Burbano de Lara, and María Fernanda Berti. 2013. “Violence and the State at the Urban Margins” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 43(1): 94-116.
Week 14 Political Economy
- Lyon, Sarah. (2020). “Economics” in Nina Brown, Thomas McIllwrath, and Laura Tubelle de González (Eds.), Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology Arlington: American Anthropological Association.
- Roseberry, W. (1996).“The rise of the yuppie coffees and the reimagination of class in the United States” American Anthropologist, 762-775.
- Keogh, T. (2014). Connected By Coffee. Video Librarian, 29(5), 56+.
- Dennis, A. (Director). (2014). Connected by Coffee [Video file]. Passion River Productions. Retrieved August 30, 2022, from Kanopy.