Pakistan’s post-colonial trajectory has been marked by various contestations and shaped by different constellations and cycles of “contentious politics” (Tilly/Tarrow 2015) through micro-movements, larger social movements as well as groups of activists. More recent examples are, among others, Mama Qadeer and the Baloch Long March, the post-2018 Pashtun Tahafuz Movement, Young / 4th Wave Feminisms, or various Student Activisms since the country’s inception. The research seminar will draw on case studies of youth activisms across democratic and autocratic periods as well as the socio-political spectrum. It will engage with questions of social justice, identity (e.g. language, religion, sexual orientation), nation-building, gender relations, constitutional rights & freedoms, governance issues (e.g. corruption & mismanagement, electoral fraud, political violence / militarisation) as well as look into the nexus of mega development projects and sustainability. It will provide participants with a skill set in terms of theoretical and methodological approaches for own research projects on activisms and social movements in Pakistan and beyond.
Credit point options: 6 LP (without MAP)
Die Veranstaltung wurde 2 mal im Vorlesungsverzeichnis WiSe 2019/20 gefunden: