Campus Europe-Asie, Le Havre
der and sexualities in the social sciences. It thus builds up on knowledge acquired during previous classes in Sociology but also in Political science on social classes, identities, norms and political movements. The ﬁrst series of lectures will explore the rise of gender studies in social sciences, in a context of increasing women's activism in Europe and the United States. Students will discuss theoretical texts by de Beauvoir, Bourdieu, Butler and Foucault, as well as more recent developments and empirical studies on issues such as masculinities and intersectionality. The second series of lecture will focus on the role of institutions in the making of gender roles, identities and inequalities, with a special interest in gender in (Higher) education in France, the US and the UK. The third series of lectures will address the question of gender in politics, with issues such as state feminism and the impact gender equality acts on the recruitment of political elites. Required reading : Brubaker, R., 2016, Trans. Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities, Princeton :Princeton University Press..
arity with assorted theories of revolution. Final assessment will require participants to put this knowledge to work, by applying their preferred approach to revolution to a chosen instance of revolution - demonstrating that approach's utility, and explaining why it is more useful than other approaches. A seminar on revolution could be approached in many different ways. This one has been designed as it has in the hope of fostering a coherent 'train of thought' running from one session to another - from the eighteenth century birth pangs of the modern concept of revolution that we cover in the ﬁrst class, to the prognosis for revolution in the twenty-ﬁrst century, which we consider in the ﬁnal session. In between, classes will consider successive problems and controversies encountered by revolutionary scholars and thinkers, in a semi-chronological manner. Course Description : This course is about revolutions - a crucial topic for students of society and politics, but one that is often neglected by, or left on the margins of social science curricula. It is also a topic that demands attention now perhaps more than ever. During the Cold War, scholars took it for granted that revolutions regularly played a decisive role in shaping history. In the 'new world order' following the end of the Cold War, many scholars wondered aloud if revolution had had its day. Then suddenly, in 2011, the world was told that revolutions were back - and that they were turning decades-old dictatorships upside down, all across the Arab world. Similar movements elsewhere led observers to ask if we were on the brink of another world revolutionary moment like 1848 or 1917-1922. But by now, no one seems sure anymore if the events of 2011 were really revolutions at all. Many of the movements of 2011 ﬁzzled out, or degenerated into vicious bloodletting without achieving obvious social or political gains. This brings up fundamental questions about how we think of and theorise revolutions. How and why do they happen ? And what do we really mean by "revolution" in the ﬁrst place ? In addressing these questions, this course will examine attempts to grapple with the subject of revolution from the eighteenth century to the present day, taking in very different positions and intellectual traditions from within and without the academy. Along the way, we will also consider various historical events that have been called 161
SOCIOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Donagh DAVIS (PhD, Researcher). Pedagogical format : Elective Pedagogical method : This course has been offered in an elective, small-group seminar format, for a number of reasons. In a lecture format typical of many undergraduate courses, it would be difﬁcult to convey more than a superﬁcial overview of different scholarly perspectives on revolution. This course is geared towards m