Cultural And Social Change in Argentina
Universidad de Belgrano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Area of Study
Latin American Studies, Political Science
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
Departing from the notion that artistic creation is the battleground where perceptions, ideologies and identity formation play a central role, this course will focus on the different ways in which social change shapes and transform the arts during the XX and XXI centuries in Argentina.
This course seeks to problematize the complex relationship --be it sometimes a dialogue, some other times contested debates that could go well beyond rhetoric into bloodshed--between the arts and the conflictive history of social change in our country. The course also aims at analyzing in depth the ways in which the arts represent, contest, silence or resist the fundamental social and cultural issues of their times: populisms, dictatorships, state terrorism, revolutionary groups, avant-gardes. Our sources will be tango (visual and lyrics), melodrama, painting, artistic performances, documentaries, etc.