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Law and Citizenship in Latin America

  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Department: History, Latin American Studies, Law, Letters, and Society
  • Year: 2021-22
  • Term: Autumn
  • Tue 2:00 PM-4:50 PM
  • KNOW 36509, HIST 36509, LACS 36509, LLSO 26509
  • Brodwyn Fischer

This course will examine law and citizenship in Latin America from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We will explore the development of Latin American legal systems in both theory and practice, examine the ways in which the operation of these systems has shaped the nature of citizenship in the region, discuss the relationship between legal and other inequalities, and analyze some of the ways in which legal documents and practices have been studied by scholars in order to gain insight into questions of culture, nationalism, family, violence, gender, and race. This course fulfills the elective requirement for a new MAPSS concentration on the Formation of Knowledge https://sifk.uchicago.edu/mapss/.