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.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL AMR CMP CW PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
HIST 0271
AMST 0271
AMCV 0271

Sections in Fall 2019

Fall 2019

RELI0271A-F19 Lecture (Doran)