Honor, Public Sphere and Politics in Mexico and Latin America

This course is intended to introduce students to the political history of Latin America, through a specific approach: the role of honor in the construction of the public sphere

From 05 October 2017 to 19 October 2017

Scuola di Giurisprudenza, Via Zamboni 22, 40126 Bologna (BO)

This course is intended to introduce students to the political history of Latin America, with emphasis on Mexico, through a specific approach: the role of honor in the construction of the public sphere.

Focusing on the period of integration into the world economy of the late
nineteenth century up to the emergence of mass movements in the twentieth century, the course will present a broad political and social panorama and then explore the history of the public sphere. This involve a look at specific institutions (press juries, defamation laws), political
practices, journalism. The connections between masculinity and political life will be highlighted.

The role of violence will also be an object of discussion, including the use of the duel but also touching on collective uses of violence. The notion of honor will be a thread of the course as it shaped exclusions from public life, political habits, and the emergence of a specific subjectivity among public men.

Requirements: Students will read the assigned texts before each class and participate in the discussion. Each class will start with a lecture in English followed by a discussion.

Course description and calendar of lesson in the attachment box.

Published on: 22 September 2017