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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3025: Social Movements and Collective Action

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

  • Burton, O. (n.d.). ‘Black Lives Matter: A Critique of Anthropology’, Cultural Anthropology. Retrieved 9 December 2022 from
  • Butler, J. et al. (eds). 2016. Vulnerability in Resistance. Durham: Duke University Press Books.
  • Castells, M. 2012. Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age. Cambridge, UK?; Malden, MA: Polity Press.
  • Dhillon, J., and N. Estes. (n.d.). ‘Standing Rock, #NoDAPL, and Mni Wiconi’, Society for Cultural Anthropology. Retrieved 9 December 2022 from
  • Graeber, D. 2009. Direct Action: An Ethnography. Edinburgh: AK Press.
  • Jupp, E. 2022. Care, Crisis and Activism: The Politics of Everyday Life (First edition.). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Juris, J.S., and A. Khasnabish (eds). 2013. Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political. Durham?; London: Duke University Press.
  • Nash, J. 2004. Social Movements: An Anthropological Reader. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Plender, C. 2021. ‘The “Awkwardnesses” of Aid and Exchange: Food Cooperative Practices in Austerity Britain’, Focaal  1(aop): 1–14.
  • Scheper-Hughes, N. 1995. ‘The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology’  36(3): 409–20.
  • Scott, J. 1987. Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (New Ed edition.). New Haven: Yale University Press.
  • Sörbom, A., and M. Wennerhag. 2013. ‘Individualization, Life Politics, and the Reformulation of Social Critique: An Analysis of the Global Justice Movement’, Critical Sociology  39(3): 453–78.
  • Ticktin, M. 2021. ‘Building a Feminist Commons in the Time of COVID-19’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Retrieved 1 June 2022 from
  • Wilde, M. 2020. ‘Eviction, Gatekeeping and Militant Care: Moral Economies of Housing in Austerity London’, Ethnos 1–20.