IDS 2935: Comida y Conflicto


Time and Location

SPRING 2020, M W F, Period 6 (12:50 p.m.-1:40 p.m.), Room: LIT 0125

Description and Goals

This course uses literature, film, art, music, and a variety of historical texts, both written and visual, to examine conflicts regarding the use of natural resources, specifically food production, in México, Central America and the Caribbean, at two key moments: the colonial period and the twentieth century. We will focus on four products with a bloody history: sugar, bananas, coffee, and corn, to understand the local struggles, foreign interventions, and their aftermaths, including waves of migration. This course is a traditional face-to-face class focused on the written and spoken exchange of ideas. This course will be taught in Spanish, although some of the texts that we will study are in English.

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