Resistance is not futile
RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE: THE POLITICS OF PROTEST FROM OPERATION BARBAROSSA TO THE BATTLE OF SEATTLE
James Heath, Department of History
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. James Heath takes a step back to give us a guide to the protest movements of the twentieth century’s second half.
This 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.
James Heath is a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick. He taught the Department of History’s ‘The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in Western Europe since 1945’ module for the 2012/2013 academic year.
Part of the Race in the Americas Group, James will be writing again for the Knowledge Centre at the end of August when the RITA and the Knowledge Centre come together to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jnr's Washington Address.