Middlebury

RELI 0271

Death in Latin America

Death in Latin America
The refrain of colonialism in the Americas was death. In its wake, encounters with dying and the dead shaped national cultures and popular religiosities across the hemisphere. In this course we will explore the diversity of rituals, stories, and devotions surrounding death in Latin America. Through a careful reading of Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America, we will critically examine the geopolitical entity of Latin America in its historical context while learning how to write powerfully about its social and economic realities. We will cover death across secular and religious formations in Mexico, Haiti, Brazil, Guatemala, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. 3 hrs. lect/3 hrs. lab.*This course is part of the Public Humanities Labs Initiative administered by the Axinn Center for the Humanities.*
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR CMP CW PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0271
AMST 0271
AMCV 0271

Sections in Spring 2004

Spring 2004

RELI0271A-S04 Lecture (Davis)