Historical Roots of Contemporary Populism

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Roots of Contemp Populism

Spring 2019

Taught By: Eli Zaretsky

Section: A

CRN: 7224

Credits: 3

This course will trace the roots of today’s worldwide populist revolt to such matters as the invention of “the people” in the French Revolution, the Narodnik movement of late nineteenth century Russia and the reinvention of the concept around the figure of Peron after World War Two. We will examine contemporary versions of populism in Turkey, India, Mexico, France, Eastern and Southern Europe and the United States in order to discern a historical pattern. One important theme will be the distinction between populism and the left.Authors to be read include Michelet, Venturi, Laclau and Chatterjee.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:15am 5/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1003

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019