Street Protest and Social Movements in the Modern Era: Context (HIH3297)

30 credits

This module looks at the evolution of street protest and social movements as a form of political participation from the end of the 19th century to the present, focusing mainly on Great Britain and the United States. However, students will also debate the significance of trans-national protest events such as May Day, Suffrage protest or the protest of the Global Justice Movement. In addition, students will research a protest event of their choice from any country. The module examines when and why people chose to organise and take to the streets, how they presented themselves, how their protest was perceived and whether it was successful.