Inter-Faculty podcast on social activism and public dissent

Hong Kong protests 2019

Using the 2019 pro-democracy protest movements in Hong Kong as their vantage point, two of our World History MPhils, Harvey and Kevin (pseudonymised due to the sensitivity of the topic), have co-constructed with MPhil students from the Department of Sociology a podcast on interdisciplinary approaches to social activism and public dissent. The episode explores the Hong Kong protests in world-historical and sociological terms; it also discusses broader questions relating to both World History and Sociology as disciplines, ranging from the role of theory to their areas of interest when it comes to social movements. It hopes to serve as a politically engaged, activist-focused exercise that highlights more diverse ways of studying upheavals both past and present.


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