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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

In this module we critically examine space, culture and society in Brazil from the nineteenth century to the present, through interdisciplinary debates in cultural studies, history, anthropology, literature and visual culture.

You will learn about relationships between:

  • global and local processes
  • national and regional identities
  • place, class and race
  • 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 module will be conducted in a colloquium format. You will be expected to attend every session and to participate actively in class discussion.