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UGRD > ANTH > 220G

Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Change in Amazonia

This course focuses on indigenous peoples of South America's Amazon region, and persistence and change in their cultures and histories, from 1500 to the present- especially in response to European colonizers, missionaries, modern states, and contemporary rain forest development. Participants consider the human rights issues involved, and critique conventional European representations of Amazonians, in ethnography, literature and film. Capabilities addressed: Critical reading, critical thinking, clear writing, academic self assessment, collaborative learning, information technology.

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