Culture, Politics, and Human Rights in Latin America (CD or SA)

Subject associations
LAS 217 / POL 271 / ANT 397 / URB 217
Spring 2022
Marian A. Thorpe
Registrar description

From the US-backed dictatorships of the Cold War, to contemporary examples of state violence, many Latin Americans have experienced grave human rights violations. At the same time however, activists in the region have propelled significant international human rights advances. Examining concepts and cases from the anthropology of human rights, this course explores questions of rights as they affect Indigenous peoples, women, gay and lesbian populations, migrants, the urban poor, and children. By analyzing these cases, we will gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and risks facing the future of human rights in the Latin America.