HIST 449

Gender and Sexuality in Latin America

This course examines the changing definitions, institutions, and behaviors related to gender, sexuality, and the formation of families in Latin America from indigenous civilizations to contemporary societies. The course explores how women handled the transition from European colonies to nation-states and how various Latin American men and women in the 20th century were able to position themselves in "traditional" nation-states. The course concludes by evaluating the social, economic, and political changes in Latin America and contemporary social movements. This course is cross-listed as WGS 449.