Drawing on contemporary sociological analysis, this unit critically explores participation, organisation and outcomes of social movements and protest. The unit considers major theories and concepts, and addresses links between societal, political and cultural arrangements and movements for change. Students will explore the theoretical ideas in this unit by investigating a range of historical and contemporary movements, including the American civil rights movement, Greenpeace, Pussy Riot, indigenous peoplesí movements, liberation theology, precarity protests, Occupy, Tea Party, and Arab Spring.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Photo Essay (20%), 1x2000wd Research essay (40%), 1x1500wd Take-home Exercise (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Sociology or (12 Junior credit points in Socio-Legal Studies)Prohibitions