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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


LACS 50.13 The History of Capitalism in Latin America

This course will ask what five centuries of Latin American history can tell us about the origins and consequences of global capitalism. We will listen to capitalism’s champions and critics, including state actors, the Church, non-governmental organizations, and organized social movements, and ask how the interplay between them has influenced economies, politics, and culture. Capitalist development and transformation involved elaborate cultural campaigns to win hearts, minds, and bodies to the project, and we will focus on how and why, for example, at its most extreme some people equated capitalism with sin while others found spiritual succor within its logics.

Instructor

Voekel

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 080

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:SOC

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Offered

18S: 12