Local and global social movements
This course will introduce you to recent contributions to social movement theory, enabling you to appreciate their relevance for making sense of social movements both globally and locally in Scandinavia. In particular, we will focus on social movements in terms of processes of identity formation and the creation of new local or global solidarities. We will also discuss the nature of protest and the different strategies adopted by social movement actors when presenting their causes in public. The course consists of two modules: the first will provide you with an overview over major theoretical perspectives and a variety of social movements, and the second will give you the opportunity to conduct an in-depth study of a particular social movement of your own choice.
Prerequisites and selection
Students should have at least 30 credits in Social Sciences or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.
Teaching takes place in the premises of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the Haga district in central Gothenburg. Lectures and seminars within "Campus Haga" are held in the buildings Dragonen and Sappören (Sprängkullsgatan) as well as Husaren (Husargatan).