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Hist 8230 - Sem in Modern European History
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HIST 8240 MODERN EUROPE I C FLETCHER SUMMER 2006 THE POLITICAL IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY From the perspective of 2006 with smoke still lingering in the air of Belgrade Genoa London Madrid Moscow Paris and Srebrenica it is no longer clear that twentiethcentury European history can be divided into a first half century of wars and revolutions and a second half century of peace and stability As the philosopher Giorgio Agamben suggests the state of exception is fast becoming the norm Thus fundamental questions re assert themselves about law violence the boundaries of political community and the status of the Other Political history once displaced by social and cultural history is now returning with a new sense of urgency to address these questions This reading seminar explores the political in twentieth century Europe Of course the political is a broad and contested category that binds as well as divides such apparent binaries as sovereign and subject citizen and alien public and private secular and religious state and society democracy and dictatorship politics and markets What does it mean to bring the political back in We will seek to historicize the political through a series of conjunctures symbolized by 1914 1917 1933 1945 1968 1989 and 2003 We will give special attention to liberal socialist and fascist states social movements and political contention revolution civil war total war and genocide citizenship political and social rights gender race religion and immigration and the national the post colonial and the global The seminar should appeal to students interested in modern European and world history political and social theory and the project of a new political history that draws upon social cultural and gender history but rejects the notion that any history can be written with the politics left out This syllabus provides a general plan for the seminar deviations may be necessary We will read a total of twelve books eleven in common and one in small tutorial groups Several of the books are very short between 100 and 150 pages The format of the seminar is discussion supplemented by film screenings and group work I expect you to be a critical reader open minded discussant and clear and thoughtful writer The final course grade is derived from reading questionnaires 30 tutorial discussion 10 presentation 10 a ten page paper 20 and participation 30 It is understood that you will be honest in submitting written work for credit and I will be fair in grading it The seminar meets 5 30 9 10 PM Tuesday and Thursday in 711 GCB Comments and questions are welcome inside and outside the seminar room Please send messages to icfletcher gsu edu type Hist 8240 in the subject line My office hours are 4 30 5 30 PM Tuesday and Thursday and by appointment 404 463 9196 in 834 GCB BOOKS Norberto Bobbio Liberalism and Democracy 2005 Chantal Mouffe On the Political 2005 Mark Mazower Dark Continent Europe s Twentieth Century 2000 Sigmund Freud Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego 1975 Sheila Fitzpatrick The Russian Revolution 2d ed 2001 V I Lenin Left Wing Communism an Infantile Disorder 1920 Carl Schmitt The Concept of the Political 1996 Michael Mann Fascists 2004 Janet Hart New Voices in the Nation Women and the Greek Resistance 1941 1964 1996 Aim C saire Discourse on Colonialism 2000 Daniel Singer Prelude to Revolution France in May 1968 2d ed 2002 V clav Havel Open Letters Selected Writings 1965 1990 1992 Sylviane Agacinski Parity of the Sexes 2001 Jan Kubik The Power of Symbols Against the Symbols of Power The Rise of Solidarity and the Fall of State Socialism in Poland 1994 OR Yael Navaro Yashin Faces of the State Secularism and Public Life in Turkey 2002 Tariq Ramadan Western Muslims and the Future of Islam 2005 Ruud Koopmans Paul Statham Marco Giugni and Florence Passy Contested Citizenship Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe 2005 tienne Balibar We the People of Europe Reflections on Transnational Citizenship 2004 To be read for the seminar of 13 June To be read in tutorial do not purchase until assigned to a small tutorial group To be read by one half of the members for the seminar of 20 July do not purchase until assigned to one or another half MEETINGS READING ETC JUNE 13 LIBERALISM Bobbio Liberalism and Democracy JUNE 15 RETHINKING THE POLITICAL Mouffe On the Political JUNE 20 TUTORIAL 1 TOWARDS A MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICS Freud Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego JUNE 22 REVOLUTION FROM BELOW AND ABOVE Fitzpatrick The Russian Revolution Lenin Left Wing Communism an Infantile Disorder Mazower Dark Continent chs 1 3 JUNE 27 TUTORIAL 2 POLITICAL ANTAGONISM Schmitt The Concept of the Political JUNE 29 FASCISMS Mann Fascists Mazower Dark Continent chs 4 5 JULY 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 6 GENDERING ANTIFASCISM AND DEMOCRACY Hart New Voices in the Nation Mazower Dark Continent chs 6 7 JULY 11 TUTORIAL 3 THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK C saire Discourse on Colonialism JULY 13 THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE Singer Prelude to Revolution Mazower Dark Continent chs 8 9 JULY 18 TUTORIAL 4 THE ANTIPOLITICAL Havel Open Letters Agacinski Parity of the Sexes N B One half of the tutorial will read Havel and the other half will read Agacinski Tutorial 4 1 will meet at 5 30 PM to discuss Havel Tutorial 4 2 will meet at 7 00 PM to discuss Agacinski JULY 20 RETHINKING STATE SECULARISM AND SOCIETY RELIGION Kubik The Power of Symbols Against the Symbols of Power Navaro Yashin Faces of the State Mazower Dark Continent chs 10 11 N B One half of the seminar will read Kubik and the other half will read Navaro Yashin JULY 25 TUTORIAL 5 THE CONSTITUTIVE OUTSIDER Ramadan Western Muslims and the Future of Islam JULY 27 NEW OTHERS Koopmans Statham Guigni and Passy Contested Citizenship Mazower Dark Continent Epilogue JULY 31 THE POLITICS OF IDENTITY Balibar We the People of Europe AUG 5 PAPER DUE IN OFFICE 4 00 PM AUG 8 GRADES DUE TO REGISTRAR READING QUESTIONNAIRE The twofold purpose of the reading questionnaire is to help you prepare for seminar and tutorial discussions and study for graduate examinations Your response to the questions may be written in your own hand please write legibly or typed computer generated Be sure to reproduce the exact format including the questions if you computer generate the questionnaire Please sign date and provide a correct and complete bibliographic citation to the book In the event that two books are read for a single meeting you should complete a separate questionnaire


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