Global Resistance: Subjects and Practices (L7090S)
30 credits, Level 6
In this module, you explore the 'global movement' of opposition to neoliberalism, capitalism and imperialism.
You learn about the global summit protests of the early 21st Century, the Zapatista movement in Mexico, international trade unionism and the most recent anti-austerity protests in Europe.
You look at:
- the history of global resistance
- the main concepts and theories used to make sense of resistance – including Marxist, post-structuralist, decolonial, feminist and anarchist approaches
- political groups who have been hailed as responsible for revolutionary movements, for example the anti-globalisation movement
- the politics of resistance
- campaigns against multinational corporations.
30%: Coursework (Essay, Group presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 264 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.