AP/COMN4275 3.0 A: Power, Resistance and New Media

Offered by: COMN


Fall 2019


Cancelled: Course Delivery





Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

What is the relationship between the changing forms of state and corporate power and civil society resistance associated with new media? The role of new media in protest movements (e.g., Occupy), transparency platforms (e.g., Wikipedia), and hactivism (e.g., Anonymous) is explored, along with how states and corporations limit communication rights and use new media to surveil and disrupt civil societies. Theories of networks, social movements, tactical and new media, and state formation will be addressed. Course credit exclusions: None. Open to: Fourth year students.

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