Power and Political Resistance




1. Institution: Dartmouth College

Department: Government

Course-level: Advanced undergraduate course

Format: Seminar

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor


2. Institution: Roanoke College

Department: Public Affairs

Course-level: Advanced undergraduate course

Format: Seminar

Position: Assistant Professor



Description: In this seminar we engage with central themes and approaches of three contemporary political theories: critical theory, post-structuralism, and feminist political theory. This course has three goals. First, we engage with these theories to obtain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of power in modern societies. Second, we analyze the ways in which these theories might assist us to think about issues pertaining to political resistance. Third, we analyze the ways in which the respective thinkers conceptualize socio-political change. We begin with Marx and Marcuse (critical theory), followed by Foucault and Derrida (post-structuralism), and conclude with Iris Marion Young and Judith Butler (feminist political theory).




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