Global Resistance: Contesting Capital and Coloniality (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)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses: