Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3025: Social Movements and Collective Action
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Celia Plender (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
Since the final decades of the 20th century, there has been increased anthropological interest in social movements, thanks to the wealth of forms of political mobilisations seen in many different parts of the world. These have engaged with issues ranging from economic inequality to indigenous rights, environmentalism, identity politics and anti-capitalism. On this module you will consider the questions this has provoked about the nature of political action today: what leads to action, disenfranchisement, hope or anger; how this intersects with political structures, ideologies, identities, models of citizenship, or structures of power; and how political energy can be catalysed, co-opted or diluted.