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240128 SE VM1 / VM3 - Social Movements in Africa (2018W)

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 17.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 24.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 31.10. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 07.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 14.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 21.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 28.11. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 05.12. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 12.12. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 09.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 16.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 23.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)
Wednesday 30.01. 09:00 - 11:00 (ehem. Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

African countries are belonging to the world’s most unequal societies. Social disparities and social and political discontentment provoke protests which culminated in striking miners but also in notorious demonstrations of the service delivery sector in several slums/townships, claims for human rights or for free education.
The seminar offers an introduction to different concepts of social movement research such as Collective Behaviour, Ressource Mobilization, Political Opportunity Structures, Collective Identity or Framing theory and discusses the theoretical approaches against the backdrop of selected protests in Africa.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation, presentation, seminarpaper (min. 15 pages + literature)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Della Porta, Donatella/Diani, Mario 1999: Social Movements. An Introduction. Oxford.
Ellis, Stephen/ Kessel, Ineke van (Hg.) 2009: Movers and shakers. Social movements in Africa. Leiden & Boston.
Snow, David A., Sarah A. Soule, and Hanspeter Kriesi (Eds.). 2010. The Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Malden/Oxford/Victoria: Blackwell Publishing.
Tilly, Charles/Sidney G. Tarrow 2007: Contentious Politics. Boulder/London.

Association in the course directory

VM1; VM3

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