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Course Catalog 2018-2019
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ANTH 455 - Culture and Activisim


Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS

This seminar analyzes the cultural logics and practices of activism, including the emergenc of novel forms of political engagement and the political imaginaries on which they depend. What does it mean to be an activist? How, and in what conditions, are activist communities produced and maintained? How have activists viewed the fole of the “intelligentsia” in social movements? What was the relation between activism and t20th century revolutionary ideologies? We will approach these questions by examining a series of historical and contemporary moments, from May ‘68 and the Velvet Revolution to hactivism and Occupy Wall Street.

Enrollment Limit: 10
Instructor: Beldo

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes


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