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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Pilar Zazueta

Lecturer Ph.D., Columbia University

Lecturer, LLILAS

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Interests

public policy; food consumption and nutrition; gender

LAS 366 • Latin America In The Sixties

40625 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K )
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Latin America in the Sixties: Counterculture and Social Movements

The long 1960s was a tumultuous time even by Latin American standards. Revolutionaries, indigenous leaders, students, feminists, liberation theologians, hippies and other groups proposed new ways of seeing the world, addressing social problems and participating in politics. In this course we will address some of the following questions: What was the impact of the Cuban revolution in Latin American politics? How did student movements develop in the region and what was their political and cultural influence? What role did the left play in the transformation of education, medicine, and social policy? How did gender roles and women’s participation on public life change during this time? 

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

40630 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K )
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Everyone eats, but seldom do we think about the complex transactions involved in getting food from the field to our table. The bananas in the produce section traveled thousands of miles from a plantation in Central America, while the coffee we drink at Starbucks was probably harvested in the Colombian highlands or the coast of Brazil. The purpose of this course is to learn about the histories of a wide range of actors involved in the food system, broadly classifiable into producers, consumers, and intermediaries, many of them playing more than one role. In particular, we will explore food production and consumption in the Americas as broad transnational processes, in which not only economic exchanges take place but also other types of cultural and scientific interactions. As the goal of this class is to use history and social sciences to explore the supermarket aisles from all possible angles, we will also analyze food cultures and cookery, the concept of “ethnic” cuisine and nutritional policies in the region.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40635 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340 )
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Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.

LAS 366 • Life/Politics Contemp Mexico

40935 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K )
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Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Politics Of Food In Latin Amer

40940 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K )
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Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40950 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340 )
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Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.

LAS 366 • Life/Pol Cont Mexico 1911-2013

40827 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K )
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Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 366 • Sexuality/Gender In Latin Amer

40833 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm SRH 1.320
(also listed as HIS 363K, WGS 340 )
show description

Sexuality and gender are very useful analytical tools to explore how relations of power are constituted not only in the private sphere but also in state institutions, market and labor organization, as well as class and racial hierarchies. The core question we will address in this course is how differences (particularly between humans classified as female or male) were constructed in the history of Latin America. We will analyze the uses, implementations and transformations of these differences in the articulation of social and political life in the continent. The class will focus mostly on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin America and will emphasize historical research, but we will also use scholarship from other disciplines.

The class will cover topics like nineteenth-century honor and citizenship, contemporary masculinities, and human rights in the twentieth century.

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