School of Global Studies

Activism for Dev and Social Justice (843L6D)

Activism for Development and Social Justice

Module 843L6D

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This course addresses the ways in which activists and activism have sought to engage in development and social justice. It explores and evaluates different approaches to activism, grounding this in theories of social mobilisation and citizenship, and will work through a series of practical examples, drawing on empirical material produced by anthropologists and others, to explore how activism has been used to address issues of development and social justice. In doing so, it will seek to build on the material introduced in previous terms on theories of social change and approaches to development and social justice, to explore at how different kinds of activisms seek to bring about change. The course will explore the contributions that imaginative, insurgent, disruptive and chaotic forms of social action have to make to development, and will cover a range of forms of collective action from the use of petitions and lobbying of representatives, to the use of the arts in "interrupting" everyday life to bring some of its elements into question, to mobilisation for protests and peaceful demonstrations, to non-violent direct action and info-activism.

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