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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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LALS 251 - Development and Social Change in Latin America


1 unit(s)
(Same as SOCI 251 ) This course examines the ways in which Latin American and Caribbean nations have defined and pursued development and struggled for social change in the post World-War II era. We use country studies and development theories (including Modernization, Dependency, World-Systems, Feminist and Post-Structuralist) to analyze the extent to which development has been shaped by the tensions between local, national, and international political and economic interests. Within this structural context we focus on people and their relationships to each other and to a variety of issues including work, land, reproductive rights, basic needs, and revolution. Integrating structural analysis with an analysis of lived practice and meaning making allows us to understand development as a process that shapes, but is also shaped by, local actors. Light Carruyo.

Not Offered in 2017/18.



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