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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Fall 2007

ANT 324L • Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30945 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
JES A207A
SMITH

Course Description

This course takes a critical look at the politics of race and violence in Brazil today. The goal of the course will be to critically engage with ethnographical texts that address the politics of race and violence in Brazil, while developing and understanding of the social context of race in Brazil and asking students to think about the politics of ethnographic representation and voice. Discussions will challenge the class to think broadly about the concept of violence, extending it beyond the realm of physical to consider environmental, gender, economic and spatial violence. Class discussions will revolve around the following questions: What is the history and contemporary reality of racial violence in Brazil? How can we define it? Who has the authority to tell the story of this violence, how and why?

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