SPAN 3460

Social Movements & Resistance

Social Movements and Resistance in Latin America

This course introduces concepts of resistance and activism in Latin American: how social movements are organized, exercised, enacted, and contested. From everyday forms of resistance to organized movements, we will examine the contexts in which they emerge: globalization, neoliberalism, environmental crisis, immigration, and the Covid pandemic. Using texts, films, documentaries, music and visual arts, students will gain an understanding of relevant contemporary Hispanic issues. We look at the indigenous and afro-descendant struggles, feminist practices, factory workers and student activism, and how the resulting resistances and activism propose new social paradigms.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:


Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3460A-L21 Lecture (Lima)

Summer 2019 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3460A-L19 Lecture (Lima)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3460A-L15 Lecture (Lima)