146020 SE/2 Community, land (grabbing) and resistance against capitalism

summer semester 2016 | Last update: 29.02.2016 Place course on memo list
146020
Community, land (grabbing) and resistance against capitalism
SE 2
5
weekly
not applicable
German

The goal of the course is to discuss the question of community within the capitalist system. We will be looking at how capitalism could only emerge because of the destruction of different forms of community as well as the enclosure of land. Contrary to this capitalist advance we will look at various forms of resistance that focused on the perpetuation of community from the Middle Ages up until today and we will discuss the relevence to the present and Tirol.

The weekly seminar will first look theoretically at the concept of community and how it changed during the course of capitalism. We will then look historically at various communities that have organised themselves critically since the emergence of the capitalist system. We will focus our attention on the more progressive movements and struggles for land, such as the resistance against the enclosure of the commons in England, the Paris Commune of 1871, the Spanish Revolution of 1936, the movements in 1968, as well as the new social movements from the Zapatistas to the anti-globalisation movement to the occupy movement and present countercultures such as guerilla gardening.

After a theoretical introduction in the first seminar students can chose the topics from there on.

Input, collective reading of texts, individual research, presentations, discussion.

The boundaries between lectures and seminars will be overcome in this course. There will be a mix between input by the lecturer as well as the students from which we can all mutually learn in an egalitarian and non-hierarchical environment. Students can choose a topic for presentation from the list above or create their own one. Besides the presentation and written analysis thereof, students should also briefly review half of the literature. Critical discussion is very welcomed.

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Date Time Location
Mon 2016-03-07
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-03-14
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-04
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-11
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-18
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-04-25
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-02
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-09
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-23
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-05-30
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-06
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-13
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-20
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Mon 2016-06-27
15.30 - 17.00 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free