Be emboldened by theories of power, change and social movement. Relive historical fights including the US civil rights struggle and the Algerian independence movement.Evaluate the role advocacy groups and activism play in fighting for human rights.
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This subject explores the role of social movements, advocacy groups and different forms of activism in bringing about change. It covers theories of power and identity politics, social movement theories and postcolonial theories. It also explores specific movements and methods such as Gandhi's non-violence and satyagraha campaigns, Fanon and the Algerian independence movement, the US civil rights struggle, Indigenous peoples' struggles for recognition and land, trade unions and women's movements.
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