Social Movements in Latin America

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Social Movements in Latin America

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Social movements have often played key roles in Latin American politics. In the 1980s, grassroots movements against dictatorships raised hopes that poor and marginalized groups might spur processes of democratization and development. In the new democratic regimes, however, significant social and economic inequalities persist, marking political and social space in acute ways. This course explores the struggle by poor and marginalized groups for space, both theoretically and literally, through examination of rural landless movements, urban squatter movements, LGBT movements, and women's movements in the region.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Identities & Interests), (PLTC: Security,Conflict,Coop)

INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program, IDGS - GSS Program, IDLS

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years