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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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HIST 361 - Varieties of the Latin American Indian Experience


1 unit(s)
This course treats the Indian world of Latin America as it responded to increased European penetration in the post-1500 period. Focusing primarily on Mesoamerica and the Andean region, it examines the variety of ways indigenous peoples dealt with cultural dislocation associated with the imposition of colonial systems and the introduction of the modern state. The course treats as well the Indian policies of the state, and how those policies reflected assumptions about the role of indigenous peoples in the larger society. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the process of negotiation of identity—what it meant to be Indian in an increasingly European society, and how the interpenetration of the two worlds, and the response of one to the other, reshaped each world. Leslie Offutt.

Prerequisite(s): 200-level Latin American history.

Not offered in 2017/18.



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