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Cultures & Contexts: Latin America - CORE-UA 9515 - 4 points
Please be aware that NYU CAS students will be given registration priority for this course. CAS students will be able to register at their regularuly assigned appointment time. Non-NYU CAS students will be able to register on Friday of registration week.
Over the last 50 years, millions of Latin Americans have experienced extraordinary shifts in their social, political, and cultural landscape, a result of the transformative effects of revolution or insurgency, state repression, popular resistance and social movements. We focus on events that had continental, hemispheric, and even global impact, including the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the military coups of the 1970s, and the Zapatista uprising in 1994. Drawing on a range of primary sources and cultural forms, we listen carefully to the voices of the major social actors of the time. Our sources are drawn from a wide range of media: newsprint, television broadcasts, transcripts, testimony, essay, documentary and feature film, art, and music. We deliberately mix artistic representations with documentary evidence to understand how the arts—music, visual art, literature, film—do not just reflect the reality around them, but are themselves vital sites for shaping and changing that reality and our imagination of it, both then and now
Interamerican Relations: Latin America & The US - POL-UA 9780 - 4 points
This course offers an introduction to the study of U.S.-Latin American relations. It draws on the theory and history of international politics to shed light on the roots and contemporary dynamics of the complex and often uneasy coexistence between the two poles of the Western Hemisphere. After an overview of the main theoretical perspectives within the field of international relations that can be used to understand the nature of the inter-American system, the course devotes five classes to trace the historical interaction between the United States and its southern neighbors. These classes seek to explain the intertwining between the policies of a rising great power – and, since 1945, an established superpower – towards what it rapidly came to define as its natural sphere of influence, on the one hand, and the diverse strategies employed by the Latin American nations to deal with the continental power asymmetry, on the other. Special attention will be paid to the political, military, economic and ideological dimensions of the resulting relationship, and a distinction will be made between three historical phases: pre-Cold War, Cold War and post-Cold War.
The rest of the seminar focuses on the latter period to capture the central processes and key issue-areas of current U.S.-Latin American relations. It looks in detail at five elements of the post-1990 regional agenda: the principle of collective defense of democracies; the so-called “transnational” threats and their centrality to the hemispheric security dialogue; the international political economy of trade, finance and competing regional integration projects; the institution of the Organization of American States (OAS); and the political challenges to Washington’s hegemony. Case studies – the 2009 coup in Honduras, the “war on drugs” in Colombia and its repercussions in Bolivia and Mexico, the 2001 financial collapse in Argentina, the Venezuela-Nicaragua-Cuba “anti-imperialist triangle”, the rise of Brazil, and the increasing Chinese presence in Latin America – are used to illustrate the multifaceted and evolving nature of inter-American relations at the dawn of the twenty-first century.