JWST 6195

JWST 6195

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This seminar explores the politics of identity-making by analyzing the social, cultural, and political developments that shaped the Ibero-Atlantic. Our primary focus will be on the interplay between pre-formed identities circulating in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, and the construction of a politics of empire that engendered new forms of identity across Spanish and Portuguese realms from the fifteenth century onward. Weekly readings and discussions will draw on recent scholarly debates on the interplay of race, ethnicity, slavery, class, gender, sexuality, religion, law and cultural performance, to trace how political institutions and individuals confronted these layers of a complex and multi-faceted social landscape. And we will reflect on how the identity politics developed by these historical actors gave shape to the early modern Atlantic World and have had long-lasting reverberations into the era of the modern nations state.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4195HIST 6195JWST 4195

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19096 JWST 6195   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Juni, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person