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Space, Culture and Society in Brazil (Level 6)


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 6
  • Convenor and tutor: Professor Luciana Martins
  • Assessment: two essays of 2500 words (50% each)

Module description

This module critically examines the space, culture and society in Brazil from the nineteenth century to the present. It introduces the geographical contribution to a set of interdisciplinary debates in cultural studies, history, anthropology, literature and visual culture.

The module familiarises you with relationships between global and local processes; national and regional identities; place, class, race; and issues of representation, landscape and memory. Drawing upon a variety of case studies, the lectures address the social production and the meanings of ‘place’, ‘space’, ‘nature’, ‘culture’, and ‘identity’ in an age of globalisation.

The course will be conducted in a colloquium format. You will be expected to attend every session and to participate actively in class discussion.