6 – 7:30 pm
We will frame the history of twentieth-century Argentina through the lens of tango, which in many ways encodes the social and political history of the country. The class will provide an introduction to those who want to learn more about the history of Argentina, which, like tango itself, can be bewildering, enigmatic, dramatic, and sometimes violent.
Kristine L. Jones is a historian of Latin America. She has taught in both in Latin America, including Argentina, and in the United States, most recently at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago. She is also a fledgling tanguera.
Six sessions, $170.
Nouzeilles, Gabriela and Graciela Montaldo, eds. The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Duke University Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0822329145
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.