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140410 VO+UE VM4 / VM6 - Dependencia and Anti-colonialism (2017S)

Key Texts from Latin America and the Caribbean

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
MOB

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 21.03. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG3 Gender-Studies, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 04.04. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 16.05. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 30.05. 18:00 - 21:00 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Dienstag 13.06. 19:00 - 21:45 Seminarraum SG1 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this course we will examine “the canon” of anti-colonial thought developed in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through a set of philosophical, sociological, historical, and political texts and selections of books ranging from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present.
We will try to gain a closer understanding of texts that stood the test of time and that a) are quoted frequently in the current social sciences debates,b) can be considered as seminal scholarship (landmark studies), and c) advanced arguments that have influence on our contemporary understanding of (post)colonialism, racism, resource extraction,
development, eurocentrism and identity.
Most of the texts are selections from books and will be provided as pdf files.
If possible, students are encouraged to read the books in their original languages.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation in class discussions, group presentation and an essay - due four weeks after the last class session.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance, assignments of small written exercises & participation 60%
Final essay (5-6 Pages) 40%

Grading Scale:
1 = 87-100 % excellent (outstanding performance)
2 = 75-86 % good (generally good, but with some errors)
3 = 63-74 % satisfactory (generally sound work with a number of substantial errors)
4 = 50-62 % sufficient (performance meets the minimum criteria)
5 = 0 – 49 % unsatisfactory (< 50%; substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work)

Class attendance is required.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Simon Bolivar, Letter from Jamaica, 1815
José Martí, Our America, 1891
C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins,New York,Vintage Books, 1963
Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism, New York and London, Monthly Review Press, 1972.
Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery, UP of North Carolina, 1944.
Eduardo Galeano, The Open Veins of Latin America,
New York and London, Monthly Review Press, 1971.
Canclini, Nestor, Hybrid cultures: Strategies for entering and leaving modernity, University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
Édouard Glissant, Selections from Caribbean Discourse, UP of Virginia, 1989.
More texts will be provided through moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

VM6, VM4; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Module Exkursion und Global Studies (Modulteil Global Studies)

Letzte Änderung: Mi 22.03.2017 11:09