This course examines what Sociology has to offer to the study of resistance. The popular concept of resistance has been used to describe a vast array of activities, from participation in mass social movements to the wearing of 'non-conformist' fashion. But what exactly is 'resistance'? What do protest movements and more everyday acts of resistance have in common and what sets them apart? Does resistance necessarily entail resistance against something? We explore such questions through a variety of contemporary case studies, ranging from anti-globalisation protest to culture jamming, anti-racism, terrorism and sexual politics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Analyse sociological writings on resistance
2. Evaluate the contribution that Sociology makes to the study of resistance
3. Identify different forms of resistance and evaluate their effectiveness
4. Produce an argument and marshal evidence for it
5. Discuss key themes, concepts and theories with your peers
6. Reflect on and discuss their own learning as it relates to the subject matter of the course
800 word tutorial paper: 20%
1200 word tutorial paper: 30%
2000 word research essay: 40%
Tutorial Participation: 10%
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This course will be delivered through streamed lectures and face-to-face tutorials. There will be two lectures and one tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4387||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|