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Ethnography of Latin America

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Laura Lewis
Academic year

Module overview

This module uses ethnographic approaches to understand the diversity of Latin America’s peoples and cultures. Emphasizing the emergence within Latin American anthropology of focuses on everyday life through topics such as kinship and family, ritual and religion, illness and healing, and race and gender, we examine how micro-processes entwine with macro-processes of globalization, social transformation and inequality. We therefore integrate details about particular peoples and cultures with analyses of the wider historical and social themes that are central to critically understanding the complexities of Latin America. Module materials are centred on ethnography as both research process and scholarly product. Ethnography is supplemented with literature, film (both documentary and non-documentary), and journalism.

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