The aim of the course is to discuss the anthropological experience on the study of alternative politics as they evolve in the context of social movements both on protest and on prefigurative level. Early on, anthropologists focused on social groups outside or in the margins of Western modernity, shedding light on alternative ways in which those social groups perceived social relations and also political structures and governance. In this light, the course will attempt to highlight how the dominant narratives and values of our time are challenged by communities that act through social protests and uprisings or through prefigurative action such as the production, management and sharing of common resources. During the course we will have an overview of the main theoretical approaches to collective action and social movements and we will refer to different types of such collectivities using examples of case studies of protest as well as of production, management and sharing of natural, cultural and digital resources and of social and solidarity economy endeavours both in rural as well as in semi-urban and urban environments. In doing so, we will be using anthropological analytical tools such as gift, exchange, community, moral economy. In addition, we will discuss feminist, engaged and militant ethnography and its significance in the study of social movements.
Learning outcomes: The general aim of the course is to acquaint and familiarize students with the subject of the anthropology of social movements as a distinct research area in the context of political anthropology. Specific learning objectives include acquaintance with the most important theoretical currents in the study of social movements, anthropological research on social movements and with analytical categories that arise from the anthropological study of social movements.
General Competences : The course aims at:
|Use Of Information And Communications Technology :||Use of educational material posted online on eclass.|
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|End of semester exam||3|
|Student Performance Evaluation:||Language of evaluation: Greek
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|Δραστηριότητα||Φόρτος Εργασίας Εξαμήνου|
|Ασκήσεις στην τάξη||15|
|Αυτόνομη μελέτη στην διάρκεια του εξαμήνου||45|
|Μελέτη προετοιμασίας για τις εξετάσεις||30|
Η αξιολόγηση των φοιτητών/ριών γίνεται μέσω εξετάσεων με ερωτήσεις ανάπτυξης και αποκλειστικά στην ελληνική γλώσσα. Τα κριτήρια είναι προσβάσιμα για τους φοιτητές/ριες στην ηλεκτρονική πλατφόρμα του μαθήματος (e-class).