An introduction to classic and contemporary debates in social movement studies and critical examination of popular resistance in local and global contexts.
The paper deals with a key aspect of sociology, namely social change.
|Paper title||Social Movements and Popular Protest|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level SOCI, GEND, CRIM or ANTH points or 54 200-level points from Arts and Music Schedule C
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with SOCI 404 completed in 2015 or 2016
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Course co-ordinator and instructor: Dr Marcelle Dawson
- Edwards, G. (2014) Social Movements and Protest, Cambridge: Cambridge University
Additional reading material will be made available on eReserve to supplement the textbook.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Interdisciplinary perspective, Ethics, Global perspective, Cultural understanding
Critical thinking, Lifelong learning, Communication, Information literacy, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successfully completing this paper students will:
- Be familiar with the scholarship associated with social movement studies, including its theoretical and methodological traditions
- Develop a global perspective on social movements and popular protest in national and international contexts
- Be able to critically apply social movement theories to historical and contemporary cases of social movement mobilisation
- Be able to compare and account for the differences between social movement mobilisation and collective action that occurs in the absence of formal organisation
- Be able to critically analyse the evolving strategies and tactics that are involved in campaigning outside the context of institutionalised politics