General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Geographies of resistance
Language English
Module lecturer dr Tomasz Sowada
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2024/2025 (summer)
Duration 15


Module aim (aims)

The aim of the module is to familiarize students with the concept of resistance in human geography and its role in social life and urban management.


Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)




Week 1: Introduction (main terms and origins of resistance)
Week 2: Geographies of resistance
Week 3: Resistance and its impact on the place
Week 4: Place-based conflicts
Week 5: Place as a scenography for resistance
Week 6: Place as an actor in resistance
Week 7: Case studies and discussion
Week 8: Summary

Reading list

Castells, M. (2015). Networks of Outrage and Hope. Social Movements in the Internet Age. Polity Press.

Cresswell, T. (2004). PLACE a short introduction. Blackwell Publishing.

Cresswell, T. (2013). Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell.

Gül, M., Dee, J., & Nur Cünük, C. (2014). Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park: The place of protest and the ideology of place. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism, 38(1), 63–72.

Hayes, T. J. (2017). #MyNYPD: Transforming Twitter into a Public Place for Protest. Computers and Composition, 43, 118–134.

Hughes, S. M. (2020). On resistance in human geography. Progress in Human Geography, 44(6), 1141–1160.

Kotus, J., Sowada, T., Rzeszewski, M., & Mańkowska, P. (2019). Anatomy of Place-Making in the Context of the Communication Processes: A Story of One Community and One Square in a Post-Socialist City.

Routledge, P. (2017). Space Invaders: Radical Geographies of Protest. Pluto Press.