SPAN 3990 Urban Experience and the Symbolic Construction of the City in the Spanish-speaking World
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SPAN 73.50.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Examination of the project of modernity through the renewal of urban experience, viewed in a transatlantic context. Exploration of the connections between urbanization, identities, and social life at the end of the Spanish Empire and the birth of the young American republics. Focus on four case studies: Buenos Aires, the new ?Southern European? polis; Madrid, the capital of the old empire; Barcelona, the Mediterranean alternative to the court, and New York, the epitome of alterity.
Prerequisite: Spanish *2010  or permission of the chairperson.