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HISTORY 376K: The Nature State: Latin American Conservation in Global Perspective (HISTORY 276K)

This colloquium studies the history of conservation as a way to understand (territorial) state formation. It examines Latin America from a global perspective by comparing case studies from around the world. It examines how various political arrangements allowed for nature protection, the creation and functioning of institutions and bureaucracies in charge of protected areas, what these developments tell us about citizenship, the role of science in state formation, and the implications of different environments in the building of national territories.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5

HISTORY 378D: Race, Ethnicity, and the Environment in Latin America (HISTORY 278D)

In a long sweep from the late eighteenth century to today, this seminar explores how race, ethnicity and the environment intersect in Latin American history, with emphasis on Colombia. It will inspect the meaning of the concepts of race and ethnicity and examine how the histories of black and indigenous peoples are better understood by taking the environment --both materially and symbolically-- into account. We will read a variety scholarly works, as well as primary sources.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

HISTORY 379: Latin American Development: Economy and Society, 1800-2014 (HISTORY 279)

The newly independent nations of Latin America began the 19th century with economies roughly equal to the U.S. and Canada. What explains the economic gap that developed since 1800? Why are some Latin American nations rich and others poor and how have societies changed over time? Marxist, dependency, neoclassical, and institutionalist interpretive frameworks are explored. The effects of globalization on Latin American economic growth, autonomy, and potential for social justice are examined and debated.
Last offered: Autumn 2014

HISTORY 379D: Modern Brazil: Economy, Society & Culture (HISTORY 279D)

This course addresses the history of modern Brazil from independence in 1822 to the present day. The class focuses on theories of economic development, social structure and change, and cultural life in Brazil's diverse regions.

HISTORY 381B: Modern Egypt (HISTORY 281B)

From the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Topics: European imperialism, the political economy of cotton, rise of nationalism, gender and the nation, minorities, the coup of 1952, positive neutralism and the Cold War, and the neo-liberal reconstruction of Egypt.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Prakash, A. (PI)

HISTORY 382F: History of Modern Turkey

Social, political and cultural history of Modern Turkey from the last decades of the Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century until Today. Themes include transformation from a multi-national empire to a national republic; Islam, secularism and radical modernism; military, bureaucracy and democratic experience; economic development, underdevelopment and class; Istanbul, Ankara and provincial Turkey; socialism, conservatism(s), and Kurdish challenge; Turkey in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia; gender, sexuality and family; popular culture, soccer, and film industry; Post-Modernism, Neo-Ottomanism, and the New-Turkey; The class also include reading works of Turkish literature and watching movies by Turkish directors.
Last offered: Autumn 2014

HISTORY 382G: Israel from the Margins

Although secular, European Jews form a minority of the population of the State of Israel, and its history is typically narrated and interpreted from that perspective. Israel looks like a rather different place if it is seen and understood from the point of view of Middle Eastern and North African Jews,including those indigenous to the country before the advent of the modern Zionist movement, orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jews, Palestinian Arabs (nearly twenty percent of Israel's population today), migrant workers (about 200,000), and women. This course does not suggest that their perspectives are necessarily more real or true, only that an understanding of Israel that does not adequately consider them is necessarily false.

HISTORY 383: Middle East Oil and Global Economy (HISTORY 283)

The class studies Middle East oil in the global economy using the method of political economy. Topics addressed include: origins of the Middle East oil industry; the Seven Sisters international oil cartel; Aramco and the U.S.-Saudi alliance; the post-World War II petroleum order; petroleum, the crisis of 1971-82, and the rise of a new regime of capital accumulation regulated neo-liberal economic orthodoxy and "Washington Consensus" policies- commonly referred to as "globalization" since the 1990s.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Beinin, J. (PI)

HISTORY 383G: Place, Nature, and Life: Production of Space in European and Muslim History (HISTORY 283G)

How did people experience, produce and imagine their physical and spiritual environment, their past and future, their immediate places and far geographies, life and afterlife in Europe and the Muslim Eurasia throughout history? How did political, legal and economic organizations configure and claim spaces in different time and geographies in Europe and the Muslim world? In addition to various case studies, primary texts and visual depictions, the theoretical framework of discussions will be based on texts by Lefebvre, Foucault, Soja, de Certeau, Yi-Fu Tuan, J.B. Jackson, Casey, Harvey.

HISTORY 384F: Empires, Markets and Networks: Early Modern Islamic World and Beyond, 1500-1800 (HISTORY 284F)

Focuses on political regimes, economic interactions and sociocultural formations in the early modern Balkans and Middle East to Central and South Asia. Topics include complex political systems of the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; experiences of various Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Hindu, as well as urban, rural and nomadic communities; consolidation of transregional commerce and cultural exchange; incorporation of the Islamic world in the global economy; transimperial networks of the Muslim and Non-Muslim merchants, scholars and sufis.
Last offered: Autumn 2014
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