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Week 8: Citizenship and Identity

10. Citizenship and Identity: Collective and individual. Identity, race, class, government.

How were notions of citizenship constructed in Latin America and how did they change over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries?

Core Readings:

Tamar Herzog. "Communities Becoming a Nation: Spain and Spanish America in the Wake of Modernity (and Thereafter)" Citizenship Studies. 2007, 11: 2,151-172.

Gordon, Andrew and Stack, Trevor “Citizenship Beyond the State: Thinking with Early Modern Citizenship in the Contemporary World.” Citizenship Studies, 2007,11: 2,117-133.

Further reading:

Articles in "Citizenship Beyond the State?" Special issue of Citizenship Studies, 2007,11: 2,117-133.

Silvia Marina Arrom, The Women of Mexico City, 1790-1857. Berkley: University of California Press, 1985.

Todd A. Diacon. Stringing together a nation: Cândido Mariano Da Silva Rondon and the construction of a modern Brazil, 1906-1930. Durham/ London: Duke University Press: 2004.

Dixon, Kwame, and Burdick, John, eds. Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America. Florida: University Press of Florida, 2012. (Especially Chapters 9 and 10)

Marshall Eakin, Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Manuel Góngora-Mera “Transregional articulations of law and race in Latin America” in Elizabeth Jelin, Renata Motta, Sérgio Costa (eds.) Global Entangled Inequalities: Conceptual Debates and Evidence from Latin America. London: Routledge, 2017

Hernández Castillo, Rosalva Aída. Histories and Stories from Chiapas : Border Identities in Southern Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2001.

James Holston, Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Mala Htun, Inclusion Without Representation: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations in Latin America New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Elizabeth Jelin and Eric Hershberg (eds.) Constructing Democracy: Human Rights, Citizenship and Society in Latin America. Westview Press: 1996.

Bonnie A. Lucero. A Cuban City, Segregated : Race and Urbanization in the Nineteenth Century. University Alabama Press, 2019.

Florencia E. Mallon. Courage Tastes of Blood: the Mapuche community of Nicolás Ailío and the Chilean state, 1906-2001. Durham London: Duke, 2005

Florencia E. Mallon. The Defense of Community in Peru's Central Highlands : Peasant Struggle and Capitalist Transition, 1860-1940. Princeton, 2014.

Steve J. Stern. Resistance, Rebellion and Consciousness in the Andean Peasant World 18th to 20th Centuries. University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.

Philip Oxhorn, “Civil Society from the Inside Out: Civil Society and the Challenge of Political Influence.” In Roberta Rice and Gordana Yovanavich (eds.) Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York: Routeledge, 2016.

Roberts B, “The Social Context of Citizenship in Latin America.” Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 20, 1996.

David Satroious. Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.

Mario Sznajder, Carlos A. Forment, and Luis Roniger Shifting Frontiers of Citizenship: The Latin American Experience, BRILL, 2012.

Rachel Sieder, “Rethinking Democratization and Citizenship: Legal Pluralism and Institutional Reform in Guatemala”, Citizenship Studies 3:1, 1999.

Deborah Yashar, “Contesting Citizenship: Indigenous Movements and Democracy in Latin America.”, Comparative Politics, 31:1, 1998.

Yashar, Deborah J. Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.