Re: Help: LAmer. Course

Thomas Love (tlove@CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU)
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 10:46:21 -0700

I still use Wolf/Hansen, despite the 1972 publication date, as my main
"text". All the basic themes are there, though we now have theoretical
stances which might incline us to restate or rephrase these (but then
when DON'T we do this??). I find their insights into basic trends in
Latin American culture, society, political economy and daily experience
still fresh and provocative. I supplement/complement with ethnographies
(e.g., Bastien's Mountain of the Condor (Waveland), Chagnon's Yanomamo
material, some of my own work in southern Peru, etc.) and additional
readings (e.g., Poole & Renique Time of Fear on Shining Path - provides a
good sense of the continual generation of guerrilla movements, yet also
the historical specificity of social action).

Good luck.

Tom Love 45N, 123W
Dept. Soc/Anth
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR 97128

On Thu, 19 Oct 1995, SARAH J. HAUTZINGER wrote:

> Just returned from Brazil to discover a) my book orders for a winter
> quarter course (at the U. of Denver) are overdue; and b) they changed the
> course to one I'd suggested early on, but haven't been devising a
> syllabus for, WITHOUT TELLING ME!
> So, desperately seeking syllabi and /or advice for a Peoples of Latin
> America Course.
> I normally don't go for text books, but given the circumstances, will
> consider doing so, and would appreciate suggestions.
> I've a strong predeliction for using ethnographically-inclined novels,
> and am also open to suggestions.
> Does anthro-l have a syllabus bank? Seems I remember some discussion
> along these lines.
> Thanks beforehand to any who take the time to respond (to me as well as
> list, please - I have resubscribed upon returning but am not receiving yet.)
> Sarah Hautzinger (Johns Hopkins / DU)