Social Movements and Social Media

LIT320S

Considers uses of social media by social movements. Interested in broader historical study of mediating technologies and oppositional public sphere; considers uses of cameras, phones, cassette players, pamphlets, radio, and social media, but also the body, art, and fashion as oppositional technologies. Studies political and ethical uses of technologies in social unrest in North Africa, Middle East, Latin America and global Occupy mobilization. Investigates impact of technologies on social movements in contemporary history. Student driven case studies will highlight engagement with technologies of resistance in other contexts. One course.

Cross Listings
AMI246S
AAAS247S
ICS320S
LATAMER320S
Curriculum Codes
ALP
Domains of Inquiry
Experience, Medium