Spring 2023 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of UN3306 section 001


Call Number 18850
Day & Time
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
C01 80 Claremont Ave
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Shanya Cordis
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

This course is designed to examine the politics and conditions of indigeneity in the South, specifically Latin America and the Caribbean. We begin with conquest and indigenous erasure in the Caribbean, tracing initial stances to the indigenous Other that inform nationalist ideologies of mestizaje, state-indigenous relations, including the politics of recognition. Engaging core theorists across diverse contexts, we trace the ongoing legacies of dispossession and its shaping forces on indigenous political subjectivities, while also tending to the collective and everyday forms of indigenous resistance, reclamation, and resurgence. As such, students in this course will a) Demonstrate knowledge of key theoretical perspectives at the following levels: (1) its analytical and explanatory importance for understanding indigeneity as site of political and structural conditions produced by the project of conquest, its colonial ideologies, and the nation-building project (2) their potential contributions to current social and political dialogues and debates around political conditions and practices of indigeneity in Latin America and the Caribbean; b) provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the colonial encounter undergirds the relations between states and indigenous peoples, and how these foundational antagonisms remain central to territorial conflicts, extractive development, and the politics of recognition; c) provide students with an understanding of indigenous representation (and erasure), collective and everyday forms of resistance.

Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 12 students (22 max) as of 9:07PM Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number UN3306
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231CSER3306W001