Urban Guerrillas: The Anthropology of Political Resistance
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Course Number: LANT 3055
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Social Sciences
Started in antiquity, practiced as ideology in the 19th century, but acquiring a discourse in the 1960s, urban guerrilla movements became emblematic of political praxis of the youth. In this course we will address issues that are to do first with the conceptualization of youth as a category, the political and cultural movements that made such a conceptualization possible, the ideologies that inform such political action, and the development of these ideologies as youth become middle-aged. The primary focus of the course, however, will be on the conceptualization of armed violence as political resistance to the transgressions of the state against it citizens. Material will be drawn from literature, political theory, and anthropology and will examine cases from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US. The course satisfies requirements in Reading.
Open to Undergraduate students.