2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
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2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 577 - Inventing Mexico: Nationalism and National Identity in a Global Context


Credits: 4
An investigation of the cultural and intellectual consequences of the Mexican Revolution. Arguments over the rights and responsibilities of citizens, proper and improper ways to represent Mexicans in art and mass media, patriotism, public education and-above all-the definition of “Mexican,” have dominated political discourse and shaped daily life for Mexicans since 1920. This seminar examines some of the books, films, paintings and other artifacts that have played a part in such arguments, and studies historians’ interpretations of the questions of national identity and nationalism in the 20th century.

Prerequisite: One course in Latin American history, and permission of instructor.

Distribution Requirements: none.