Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School: New Global Social Movements (Dario Azzellini)

Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School, University Duesburg Essen, Germany

New Global Social Movements: Dario Azzellini (Cornell University)

Online Class: 15.06.-25.06.2020; Mondays - Thursdays, 3 - 7 pm Central European Time

The course reviews major issues concerning new global social movements and their core characteristics. At the center of the course are the movements that emerged with the crisis since 2008 (the “Arab Spring,” Greece, 15-M/Spain, Gezi/Turkey, Occupy…). The course will discuss different approaches in social movement theory. It will also analyze movements that can be considered precursors regarding content and practices of the new global social movements (e.g. the “anti-representational” movements in Latin America since the mid-1990s and the alter-globalization movement). The course will discuss shared characteristics and differences among the new global movements and compared to earlier social movements. These changes will be contextualized in an analysis of changing political and cultural circumstances (crisis of representation, globalization, global governance…) and of new practices (non-representational democracy, direct action, self-management…) and perspectives of social movements.

The course is taught in English. I will also include some of the most recent protest movements.


Lugar de celebración:
University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) / Institute of Sociology (IfS) | Lotharstr. 63, 47057 Duisburg | Duisburg | Deutschland