Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

CULANTH 429

Gender and sexuality as strands within complex fabrics of identification. Anthropological case studies, including ethnography, film, and theoretical analyses, drawn from Latin America; the possibility of specific gender formations in that geographical region. Relations among men, women, "cochones," "machos," "virgenes," Malinches, "mestizos," "mujeres Mayas," "travestis," revolutionaries, gringos and gringas, throughout the whole continent of the Americas. How gender and sexuality affect and are affected by other forms of identification such as race and ethnicity, class, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. The role of stereotypes. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

WOMENST429
ICS426
LATAMER
Marxism and Society
SXL

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, SS