Checking date: 27/08/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Latin America in a Post-colonial perspective, and its relationship with Spain
C3IS courses for international students (Plan: 308 - Estudio: 84)

Coordinating teacher: SAIEGH DORÍN, ANA CAROLA

Department assigned to the subject:

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


This course will provide students with the following skills and knowledge: ¿ A broad knowledge of the modern and contemporary history of Latin America and Spain. ¿ Tools for the understanding of history as broad processes, reciprocally interacting, and occurring within a context. ¿ Have a thorough comprehension of the processes that shape the world today. ¿ Use of critical analysis for research.
Description of contents: programme
What is postcolonial criticism? Black and White Legends: A Brief History of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America Enlightenment and Revolution Washington, Napoleon and Hidalgo Building Nations ¿Los Indios¿ as Native Americans Oligarchy, Bourgeoisie, Foreign Interests Spain in the 19th Century The Monroe Doctrine Industrialization The Significance of 1898 Political Philosophy in Latin America at the Start of the 20th Century New Ideologies of the 20th Century The Two Spains and the Civil War The Cold War-the Blocs Democracy vs. Dictatorship Exiles The Church and the Poverty Struggle Environmentalism and Human Rights Populism and Socialist Guerrillas Bolivarian Communism Group workshop: Critical Thinking about Contemporary Latin America (I) Group workshop: Critical Thinking about Contemporary Latin America (II) Group workshop: Critical Thinking about Contemporary Latin America (III)
Learning activities and methodology
The course format will be a structured mixture of lectures, discussions, classroom activities and student presentations.
Assessment System
Basic Bibliography
  • Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture. Routledge. 1994
  • Centeno, Miguel & Ferraro, Agustín (eds.). State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain: Republics of the Possible. Cambridge University Press. 2013
  • Donghi, Tulio Halperin. The Contemporary History of Latin America. Duke University Press. 1993
  • Francis, J. M. (ed.). Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (Transatlantic Relations), 3 vols. ABC-CLIO. 2005
  • Malamud, Carlos. Historia de América. Alianza. 2010
  • Meade, Teresa. A History of Modern Latin America: 1800 to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell. 2009
  • Rama, Carlos. Historia de las relaciones culturales entre España y América Latina en el siglo XIX. Fondo de Cultura Económica de España. 1982
  • Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism. Knopf. 1994
  • Seth, Sanjay. Postcolonial Theory and International Relations: A Critical Introduction. Routledge. 2012
  • Spivak, Gayatri. In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics. Routledge. 1987

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.