Violence in South America
Argentinas Dirty War, 1976-1983
Differences compared to other conflicts
Military takeover & subsequent state violence
Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Pervasive violence, disproportionately affects poor
Inability of s
Bolivia achieves coca-chewing victory at United Nations
"Bolivia achieves coca-chewing victory at United Nations." BBC News. N.p., 11 January 2013.
Web. 12 Jan 2013. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america.
Bolivia nationalizes three Spanish-Owned Airports
"Bolivia nationalizes three Spanish-Owned Airports." BBC News. BBC News, 18 Febuary
2013. Web. 3 Mar 2013. http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21466553
Bolivia: Morales criticizes Chile over sea and soldiers
"Bolivia: Morales criticizes Chile over sea and soldiers." BBC News. BBC News, 14 February
2013. Web. 16 Feb 2013. <http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-amer
Rare Macaws bred in Cornwall to be flow to Bolivia
Rare Macaws bred in Cornwall to be flow to Bolivia." BBC News. BBC News, February
27, 2013. Web. 3 Mar 2013. <http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall21598587
Bolivian Soldiers held in Chile return home
"Bolivian Soldiers held in Chile return home." BBC News. BBC News, 1 march 2013. Web.
3 Mar 2013. <http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21637739>.
International women's day: a voice from La Paz, Bolivia
"International women." The Gaurdian. The Gaurdian, 8 March 2013. Web. 8 Apr 2013.
Two women were recently murdered by there husbands,
Strike over Bolivia airport named after Evo Morales
"Strike over Bolivia airport named after Evo Morales." BBC News. BBC News, 18 Mar
2013. Web. 20 Mar 2013. http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america21838656
Protests against a Powerful Neighbor: Brazil
"Protests against a Powerful Neighbor: Brazil." The New York Times. N.p., 26 December 2012.
Web. 12 Jan 2013.
Bolivia accuses United States of plotting against Morales
"Bolivia accuses United States of plotting against Morales."BBC News. N.p., 6 January 2013.
Web. 27 Jan 2013. <http:/www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america
Key Concepts in Anthropology
Cultural relativism & ethnocentrism
What is Anthropology?
Holistic study of humankind
To better understand human behavior by documenting cultural differences, as well
Explain some of the different issues surrounding the idea or socio-cultural concept of "Latin
America" by answering the following questions: 1) Why do scholars disagree on which
countries should be included in "Latin America"? 2) What are some of the diff
Based upon the information in Chapters 3 & 4 of your Sanabria textbook, i n what ways is
studying the Aztec and Inca expansions relevant for understanding the European conquest
of Meso- and South America? Discussion.
It is important to study Aztec and Inc
Based on the information in Sanabria Chapter 5, discuss two specific examples
(from two different countries) that support the fact that racial classifications are
culturally constructed. 2) What are some of the different factors and/or cultural
The Spread of & Resistance to Global Capitalism in Latin America:
Agribusiness, Land, Environment & Consumption Agribusiness in Latin America
Production of cash crops such as sugar, coffee, bananas, soybeans, etc.
Local populations become dependent on f
Introduction to Latin America
Why Study the Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean?
Globalization & Transnationalism
What is Latin America
Disagreement over the origin of term
Colonial Era: Mechanisms of Control
1) Encomiendas, Repartimientos, and Tribute
Political, economic, and cultural control/power of encomenderos and links to
Organized dispersed and diverse indigenous groups into urbanlike settl
Ethnicity in Las Amricas
Concept of ethnicity
Invention of social scientists; rejection of the term race
Identity is a social construction
Indian (indio) versus Indigenous (indgena)
Categories are complex, socio-culturally and historically constructe
Journal #11 Extra Credit
Bolivia: Morales Wins Victory as U.N. Agrees to Define Some Coca Use as Legal
NEUMAN, William. "Bolivia: Morales Wins Victory as U.N. Agrees to Define Some Coca Use
as Legal." The New York Times. The