AANB11076U Protest, Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution
This course explores a broad range of counter-political action – i.e. activity aimed at mitigating, sabotaging, undermining or overthrowing established forms of political authority. From striking factory workers to national liberation movements, and from peasant rebellions in the global south, to anarchist movements in major metropoleis, it draws on anthropological, sociological and historical approaches to these phenomena to think about the different ways in which counter-power can be constructed, the types of action it includes and the different goals it tends towards. It asks whether these divers types of action are best thought of as situated on a continuous spectrum or whether they constitute irreducibly different political forms.
The final portfolio is expected to demonstrate that the student has developed particular knowledge (K), skills (S) and competencies (C). More specifically, she will be able to:
Knowledge: describe and discuss in broad terms the historical evolution of such action
Skills: marshall a range of different theoretical approaches to analyse them
Competences: think synthetically about the similarities and differences between different types of counter-political action
BSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature.
Course literature will be available in Absalon on the course website
The lecture will provide ongoing verbal feedback regarding essay questions and approaches and summative feedback on the final essay in the form of written comments
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentEssay length: 21,600–26,400 keystrokes for an individual submission. 6,750–8,250 keystrokes per extra member for group submissions. The maximum number of students who can write an essay in a group is four.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
An essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date. The students must sign up for the 1. re-exam.
A new essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date next semester. The students must sign up for the 2. re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
- Exam Preparation
- Course Preparation