04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W
Krug Hall 209
Section Information for Spring 2019
This graduate seminar provides students with a comprehensive curriculum on social movement research and theory, taught by a professor with 20 years of experience working within, researching, writing about, and publishing on local and transnational social movements. The course begins with a survey of the development cultural, cognitive, emotional, moral, and historical dimensions of protest and social movements. The course then quickly shifts to questions concerning the impact that globalization has had on protest and social movements (including their emergence, philosophies and politics, organization, relations, forms of communication and meaning -making, identities, strategies, targets, scope of action, effectiveness, and institutionalization, dissolution, or transformation). In turn, we examine the intentional and unintentional impacts that social movements - including transnational social movements and advocacy networks - are having on globalization. We also examine the unequal relations of power within transnational social movements, their significance, and efforts to address them. This course offers a sociological and comparative perspective on what lies behind the value, confusing label of "globalization," and provides students with diverse methodological analyses of politically wide-ranging and current issues in the study of social movements. Throughout the semester, students will be developing original research on a social movement of their choice.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.