Resistance is not futile
RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE: THE POLITICS OF PROTEST FROM OPERATION BARBAROSSA TO THE BATTLE OF SEATTLE
From the marches, rallies and demos through to the songs, celebrities and individuals thrust into the limelight, protests have a language and identity all of their own. Each one is special and of its time, and geography, but there are also common threads that weave their way through the tapestry of our sometimes violent and often confrontational history.
This article is based on the Department of History’s ‘The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in Western Europe since 1945’ module (as taught in the 2012/2013 academic year) and is by no means an exhaustive list and we welcome your comments on what events, movements and ideas of dissent you would like to see included.
This article was orginally created as a collaboration between James Heath, a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick, and the Knowledge Centre.