Culture and Politics in the Latin American "Long Sixties"

Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

From Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s victory alongside Fidel Castro in Cuba in 1959 to the military coup d’état against President Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973, the Latin American “long sixties” were suffused by a feeling of imminence, of “change about to happen”. Participants in this seminar will explore how cultural and political change was imagined and shaped, especially as it related to revolutionary (and counterrevolutionary) projects. Using a diverse collection of secondary and primary sources—including songs, film clippings, and posters—this seminar will examine the themes of guerrilla insurgency, student protest, youth counterculture, military repression, and US interventionism during this transformative era.

Seminar led by Valeria Manzano, University of Chicago

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