SOCI 851: Globalization and Social Movements

SOCI 851-001: Globalization/Social Movements
(Spring 2019)

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. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Analyzes current issues in the study of social movements, with an emphasis on the ways in which globalization shapes and in turn is shaped by social movements. Emphasis is placed on the relations among the strategies, identities, and organizations bound up with transnational social movements and the relation between the dynamics of global political and economic developments and protest movements in core and peripheral societies. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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