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Fall 2021 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of UN3964 section 001
Maya Guatemala-Neoliberalism & Resistanc
Maya Guatemala-NEO & RESI

Call Number 10430
Day & Time
W 10:10am-12:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Czarina F Thelen
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Guatemala’s recurrent history of Indigenous genocide is closely linked to U.S. interventions. Meanwhile, Maya organizing in Guatemala has helped spearhead Indigenous political visibility globally. This course examines socio-historical dynamics that have shaped Indigenous Guatemala to better understand current crises like migration and postwar violence. We study settler colonialism; Maya land dispossession and labor exploitation; U.S. corporate imperialism via banana republics; Maya autonomy efforts; Maya intellectuals, populist organizing, and the guerrilla revolutionary movement; racism and postwar multiculturalism; genocidal military counterinsurgency; sexual violence and femicide; the social impacts of Guatemalan and U.S. Catholicism and Evangelicalism; postwar neoliberal restructuring; and the rise of the narco-state and resource extraction on Indigenous territories.  We will look at contemporary postwar issues of political disillusionment, militarized “war by other means,” conflicts between Indigenous communities and environmental conservationists, gender and the recovery of Indigenous law and anti-GMO organizing involving Native seed banks.  We pay special attention to Indigenous political action as resistance to highly oppressive regimes of terror.   
Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 19 students (22 max) as of 9:08PM Friday, September 24, 2021
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number UN3964
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Priority to CSER Students
Section key 20213CSER3964W001

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