20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST200-HST2999

Co-requisites: HST3163

Aims/Description: This module will explore the history of protest since 1945 within and beyond Europe, with a view to understanding social movements and how they seek to effect political change. Protest research in history and the social sciences has focused on widely varied actors, forms, traditions, and issues, leading to very different conclusions about why and how protest occurs. This course will emphasise the merits and limits of particular approaches for answering different historiographic questions such as those about long-term continuities between movements, the synchronisation (or not) of protest across borders, and why protest activity appears to rise and fall dramatically. The course will examine movements from the 1950s to the early 2000s, focusing in particular on pacifism, student protest, feminism, `New Social Movements', international solidarity, and globalisation.

Staff Contact: Rebecca Phipps
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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