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Optional Modules

Centre of Latin American Studies


Perspectives on Race in Latin America 

This module examines what race is, and how it has structured Latin American societies from colonial times to the present day. It considers how ideologies of racial difference emerged historically to shape bodies, environments, and economic systems, and explores how the social reality of race is managed and challenged today through science, modes of governance, and civic action. The course includes case studies from different Latin American contexts, and provides perspectives on race as a colonial ideology, scientific object, political identity, collective experience, and as a structuring dynamic of capitalist societies.

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