Politics of Futurity: 21st Century Social Movements

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Politics of Futurity
Spring 2023
Taught By: Deva Woodly
Section: A

CRN: 13273

Credits: 3

In this course, we explore approaches to political theory and practice that go beyond what Iris Young calls "the distributive paradigm" of both liberalism and 20th century socialisms and seek to understand what a 21st century paradigm that centers the politics of care might include. We will discuss how political horizons are constructed in popular discourse and political action; the structural relations of race, coloniality, and indigeneity and what it would take to change those relations; abolition democracy; the politics of gender; disability justice; and the political economy of degrowth. The purpose of the course is to explore ideas that might shape the politics of the 21st century (and beyond) as well as the political consequences and possibilities implied by their pursuit.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 8:18am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1108
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023