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Fall 2012-2013
WWS 571B / NES 584   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in Development - New Media & Social Movements: New Tools for an Old Game

Zeynep Tufekci

Movements ranging from the Arab uprisings to ¿Occupy¿ protestors in the US have been using new media technologies to coordinate, organize, intervene in the public sphere as well as to document, share, and shape their own narratives. The objective of this course will be to enhance our conceptual and empirical understanding of the interaction between this emergent new media ecology and social and political change. We will explore various conceptual approaches to studying social movements and social change, and then consider specific cases to evaluate these conceptual methods in light of empirical findings.

Sample reading list:
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Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

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Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23750 S01 01:00:00 pm - 04:00:00 pm W   Robertson Hall   020   Enrolled:8 Limit:20