This seminar will focus on crucial aspects of the building of the Brazilian nation and the meanings of social phenomena involved in this process. Using anthropological and sociological studies of contemporary Brazilian society, we will analyze different aspects of the construction of modern Brazil as manifested in images and self-representations, race and ethnicity, regionalism and revival of tradition, individualism, gender and sexuality, urbanization, violence, popular culture, money and consumption, transnationalization of culture. Taught by Ruben G. Oliven, Cogut Visting Professor of Latin American Studies. Tuesday 4-6:20 p.m., location TBA. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Course for Spring 2012: The Making of Modern Brazil