Social Movements and Social Media
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.