GOVT 3566

GOVT 3566

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This seminar will provide an overview of four key figures in political theory: Marx, Gramsci, Foucault, and Fanon. The focal theme of the course is power. Some of the questions we will grapple with include: What is the relationship between state and society, between power and knowledge, between intellectuals and the people? Is history driven by ideas or economic forces? What is the meaning of exploitation? How are consent and coercion reproduced, and which is more effective? Does power enable or obstruct consciousness of one's condition? What are the constitutive effects of power on subject formation? What does revolution look like? These texts are rich, and so a wide range of concepts are engaged with, including class formation and class struggle, alienation, dialectics, ideology, hegemony, discourse, subjectivity, and emancipation.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16463 GOVT 3566   LEC 001

  • 17210 GOVT 3566   DIS 201

  • 17211 GOVT 3566   DIS 202