Race in Brazilian History and Society

ROMST390.01

This interdisciplinary course will examine the connections between race, sex, and gender in shaping Brazilian racial relations from slavery to the present day. We will explore the role of sex, deviance, and the body in shaping national identity and how Brazil is viewed from the outside. This course will include readings from anthropology, history, sociology, and literature as well film. Topics to be explored include slavery and colonialism, miscegenation, sexual tourism, prostitution, plastic surgery, and lesbian, gay, and transgender identities.
Crosslisting Numbers

LATAMER 390.01

HISTORY 390.02

CULANTH 290.01

Curriculum Codes
CCI, CZ