Global Social Movements

School of Consciousness and Transformation ANTH 6152 2.00

This seminar examines moments and movements of social protest on a world scale, from the early centuries of capitalist development to the present. The course covers a broad history, ranging from periods of path-breaking revolutions (e.g. “the Age of Revolutions” in the late 18th century) through anarchist, Marxist, feminist, and anticolonial movements in the 20th century, to global outbreaks of social movements surrounding 1968, to antiglobalization, autonomous, and occupy movements. Our aim is nothing less than an understanding of how anti-systemic movements have successively challenged and changed the colonial/capitalist world-system over the last three centuries. Priority to ANTH students.

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