Latin America 2019

This was the homepage for Peoples and Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean 2019 as a one-month course. There were three required books:

  1. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall (2004).
  2. Three Ancient Colonies: Caribbean Themes and Variations by Sidney W. Mintz (2010).
  3. A Companion to Latin American Anthropology edited by Deborah Poole (2008).

This was a course outline linked to Teaching Latin America 2019 and part of a larger series that includes:

These posts are all cataloged in the Latin America index tag for the site, which also includes related blog-posts.

Creation & Conquest Myths

1. Reconceptualizing

(Please see the 2021 class Latin American and Caribbean Peoples for a more recent attempt at reconceptualizing Latin America.)

  • Restall, Seven Myths, “Introduction” (xiii-xix)
  • Lynn Stephen, “Reconceptualizing Latin America” (426-446)

2. Racialization

  • Restall, Seven Myths, 1-63
  • Ana M. Alonso, “Borders, Sovereignty, and Racialization” (230-253)

3. Language

  • Restall, Seven Myths, 64-130
  • Penelope Harvey, “Language States” (193-213)

4. Indigenous Anthropologies

  • Restall, Seven Myths, 131-145
  • Stefano Varese, Guillermo Delgado, and Rodolfo L. Meyer, “Indigenous Anthropologies beyond Barbados” (375-398)

Colonial Legacies

5. Afro-Latin

  • Mintz, Three Ancient Colonies, 1-43
  • Jaime Arocha and Adriana Maya, “Afro-Latin American Peoples” (399-425)

6. Race

  • Mintz, Three Ancient Colonies, 44-87
  • Peter Wade, “Race in Latin America” (177-192)

7. Gender

  • Mintz, Three Ancient Colonies, 88-181
  • Olivia Harris, “Alterities: Kinship and Gender” (276-302)

8. Peasants

  • Mintz, Three Ancient Colonies, 182-212
  • Linda J. Seligmann, “Agrarian Reform and Peasant Studies: The Peruvian Case” (325-351)

Nations, Anthropology, Aftermaths

9. Bolivia-Colombia-Ecuador

  • Rossana Barragán, “Bolivia: Bridges and Chasms” (32-55)
  • Myriam Jimeno, “Colombia: Citizens and Anthropologists” (72-89)
  • Carmen Martínez Novo, “Ecuador: Militants, Priests, Technocrats, and Scholars” (90-108)

10. Brazil

  • Mariza Peirano, “Brazil: Otherness in Context” (56-71)
  • Alcida Rita Ramos, “Disengaging Anthropology” (466-484)

11. Mexico-Peru

  • Salomón Nahmad Sittón, “Mexico: Anthropology & the Nation State” (128-149)
  • Casey Walsh, “Statistics and Anthropology: The Mexican Case” (352-372)
  • Carlos Iván Degregori and Pablo Sandoval, “Peru: From Otherness to a Shared Diversity” (150-173)

12. Argentina

  • Claudia Briones and Rosana Guber, “Argentina: Contagious Marginalities” (11-31)
  • Gordillo, “Places and Academic Disputes: The Argentine Gran Chaco” (447-465)

13. Guatemala

  • Victoria Sanford, “On the Frontlines: Forensic Anthropology” (485-501)
  • Brigittine M. French, “Guatemala: Essentialisms and Cultural Politics” (109-127)

14. Aftermath

  • Isaias Rojas Pérez, “Writing the Aftermath: Anthropology and ‘Post-Conflict’” (254-275)

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