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HIST 2461 Seeing Workers Across the Americas: Cinema and Working Class History (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores comparative labor history in the Americas through feature films, related readings, and discussion. The aim is to examine differences and similarities in the lives of the rural and urban poor and working classes in the U.S. and Latin America, areas which have been affected in different ways by international political economy. Films offer a unique lens into the social imagination of these radically changing post-World War II years. Viewing films from the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil and Nicaragua, themes of formal and informal labor, working-class culture, immigration, religion, gender, race, and war will be examined.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Marilynn Johnson and Deborah Levenson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13