Social Movements/social Media

VMS 323S.01

Examines uses and abuses of social media by social movements. Interested in a broader historical study of mediating technologies and oppositional public sphere, course considers the uses of cameras, phones, cassette players, radio, and social media platforms, but also books, bodies, art, fashion, and automobiles as oppositional technologies. Studies political and ethical uses of technologies in social unrest. Investigates impact of technologies on social movements and social transformations in contemporary history. Student driven case studies will highlight contemporary engagement with social media by networked social movements. Instructor: Mottahedeh

Class Room 1: 
Friedl Bdg 102
Mottahedeh, Negar
FDS Uid: 
1 461
Semester Year: 
Fall 2016
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