HC 444H/431H: Populism, Fascism, and Antifascism

Professor: Joe Lowndes

4.00 credits

  • CRN 22645: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

Graduation Requirement:  This class will fulfill a Social Science Colloquium and a US: Difference, Inequality, Agency (US) area of inquiry requirement.  If the student has already taken a Social Science Colloquium, this class will fulfill both of the following requirements:  an Elective Colloquium and a US area of inquiry.

In recent years “populism,” “fascism” and “antifascism” have returned as relevant concepts in political life. The meanings of these terms - contested by scholars, pundits, politicians and activists – concern questions of state power, race, colonialism, gender, and capitalism. And they are embedded relationally with other political concepts, including democracy, liberalism, anarchism and communism. While these are transnational movements and ideas, we will focus primarily on the United States and its particular experience with popular sovereignty, slavery and settler colonialism.