SPAN 183 SC - Interculturality and Bilingualism in the Andes
This course examines "interculturality" as a theoretical and political principle which emerged in the 2000s, as part of indigenous movements in Ecuador and Bolivia, and challenged the colonial and neoliberal nature of nation state projects. This course reflects upon the premises and promises of interculturality through an analysis of literature, testimonies and films by mestizo and indigenous authors from the Andean region. We critically engage in discussions around prevalent ideologies of mestizaje and bilingualism, as well as address the politics of relations among cultures historically in dispute. Philosophies of translation will be key for the analysis of how these cultures related and struggle to coexist.
Course Credit: 1.0