Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT2105: Contemporary Capitalism, Critique and Resistance

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • What is capitalism?
  • Capitalism in historical perspective
  • Financialisation
  • Flexibilisation
  • Personal responsibilisation
  • Privatisation
  • The ‘restoration of class power’ and ideology
  • Neoliberal governmentality
  • Contemporary global social movements: GJM and Occupy
  • The ‘end of history’?

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x two-hour weekly lecture/seminar with lecture introducing topic followed by seminar discussion
Guided Independent Study2Guidance for case-study analysis
Guided Independent Study36Readings for seminars and tutorials
Guided independent study45Researching and writing essay
Guided independent study45Researching and writing the case study commentary

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).