The Power of Resistance and Collective Identities

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Resistance & Collective Ident.

Fall 2020

Taught By: Mariia Shynkarenko

Section: A

CRN: 9120

Credits: 4

Why some people select armed resistance in a high-risk environment? Alternatively, why other people select nonviolent methods of resistance even under severe state repression? How do these choices and practices inform people’s collective identities and sense of belonging? In this course, we will engage in both theoretical investigations and case-by-case analysis. Seeking to understand sources of people’s motivations to participate in various forms of struggle, we will examine resistance practices through their dialectical relationship with the dominant ideologies, legal frameworks, and identity politics. The historical and contemporary cases will include but are not limited to the collective action in El Salvador, subjectivity construction in Paris Commune, civilian-based resistance in Kosovo and Palestine, a revolution in Ukraine, participatory democracy project in the US, and others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 1:40pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020