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Pitzer College    
  Feb 25, 2018
2016-2017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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POST 154 PZ -Street Politics: Civil and Everyday Forms of Resistance in Comparative Perspective

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Since their emergence in 18th century England and France, social movements and street protests have been playing increasingly crucial roles in the political and social developments of almost every country. Examining the collective actions of students, women, youth, ethnic minorities, and poor people as vital forces towards change and democratization, this course investigates how various kinds of civil disobedience and everyday forms of resistance movements in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa utilized different tactics and strategies in their negotiations for their rights with authorities.

Along the way, we will ask questions such as these: what are the differences between traditional collective movements and everyday forms of resistance?  What are the demographic and historical roots of these movements and how did they rise and fall? Why do the tactics of movements and actors differ across locations and times and why do some movements turn militant? And finally, how do the poor, as the most underprivileged crowd, mobilize in countries like Brazil, Egypt, Burma, and Iran against powerful states in their respective countries?

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