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NYU Prague: Civil Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe

Gallatin Study Away Course
SASEM-UG 9402, 4 credits
Level: Undergraduate
Gallatin requirement: SOC, GLOBAL

Civil resistance is not the same as opting out of society or having views that go against the grain. It is fundamentally about deciding not to conform with repressive regimes. It is also about choosing a mode of action that brings with it personal dangers even when, as is usual, it advocates non-violence. This course examines the nature and significance of civil resistance in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century. In studying resistance literature (including poetry and song), art and film, we will draw on ideas and arguments from the disciplines of history, political science, literature, art criticism, film studies and psychology.

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