Political Protests and Movements of Resistance

Date Published: June 2, 2020

Our syllabi series highlights articles, books, and journal issues that encourage thoughtful discussion of today’s most pressing issues. The Political Protests and Movements of Resistance Syllabus lists titles that tackle topics of political protest, resistance, and activism. Subjects include transnational social movements, spatial reclamation, student occupation, protest literature, and more.

All book introductions are freely available.

Black Lives Matter and the Limits of Formal Black Politics

Minkah Makalani
South Atlantic Quarterly 116:3, 2017

Vulnerability in Resistance

Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, and Leticia Sabsay, editors

Popular Protests in Venezuela

Scott Doebler, curator

New Technologies of Resistance: Racial Power and Protest in the United States

Anthony Ryan Hatch
Radical History Review 127, 2017

Youth, Gender, and Dignity in the Egyptian Uprising

Diane Singerman
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 9:3, 2013

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Let Us Live! Empowerment and the Rhetoric of Life in the Japanese Precarity Movement

Carl Cassegard
positions 22:1, 2014

Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawai'i

Hokulani K. Aikau and Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, editors

The Ocean in the School: Pacific Islander Students Transforming Their University

Rick Bonus

Reflections on Feminist Interventions within the 2015 Anticorruption Protests in Lebanon

Deema Kaedbey and Nadine Naber
Meridians 18:2, 2019

On the Threshold of the Political: The Sonic Performativity of Rooftop Chanting in Iran

Roshanak Kheshti
Radical History Review 121, 2015

Bodies on the Gears

Tom Sellar, editor
Theater 49:3, 2019

I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary

Margaret Randall

Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science

Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Lucia López Juárez, Mirian A. Mijangos García, and Daniel M. Goldstein

Wishful Landscapes: Protest and Spatial Reclamation in Jaffa

Noa Shaindlinger
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 39:2, 2019

Are There Women Out There?: Democracy Vigils and the Politics of Representation after the Failed Coup Attempt in Turkey

Feyza Akinerdem
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 13:1, 2017

Dangerous Subjects: UK Students and the Criminalization of Protest

Nina Power
South Atlantic Quarterly 111:2, 2012

The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume I: A Novel

Peter Weiss

The Aesthetics of Resistance, Volume II: A Novel

Peter Weiss

"The US Embassy Has Been Particularly Sensitive about This": Diplomacy, Antiwar Protests, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs during 1968

Bethany S. Keenan
French Historical Studies 41:2, 2018

Poetry as Protest in Modern Taiwan

Nikky Lin and Shu-jung Chen
boundary 2 45:3, 2018

The Creative Underclass: Youth, Race, and the Gentrifying City

Tyler Denmead