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Course starts Oct 2010

A radical multi-disciplinary course, MA in Activism and Social Change at the University of Leeds brings together the worlds of academia and social struggle. It is run by academics working and researching with a variety of campaigns, social movement organisations and communities struggling against social and ecological injustice, and for a more equal, just society.

The approach engages students in a questioning of the fairness and sustainability of the current capitalist world order and explores empowering ideas and examples of how to challenge the status quo. The course is aimed at exploring possible alternatives based on autonomy and common(s). It offers an introduction to ideas in radical and transformatory social theories and strategies, global social movement struggles with particular reference to anti-capitalism and anti-imperialism, grounding in participatory action research methods relevant to campaigning and social change, contemporary political debates about critical challenges and how to respond.

There are guest lectures and workshops by journalists, campaigners, researchers and activists and opportunities to engage in action research projects with a variety of social struggles. This year Prof John Holloway, internationally renowned author on autonomist Marxist theory and social movements will be a visiting professor in the course.

For more information, see: www.activismsocialchange.org.uk

Contact email: geo-tpg-enq@leeds.ac.uk or ring 0113 3436639

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