Communication and Culture | Advanced Seminar in Media Theory (Topic: New Media Technologies and Society)
C792 | 14623 | Madhavi Mallapragada

W, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Location: TBA
Required film screenings: Th, 7:00 PM-10:30 PM

Open to Graduates Only!

Professor: Madhavi Mallapragada
Office: Mottier Hall 208
Phone: 855-0530

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the emergence and
politics of new media technologies and society. It explores topics
such as information technologies, networked societies, digital
cultures and e-commerce. Drawing from media and cultural studies
scholarship, the readings for the course will provide opportunities
to engage with issues such as the governance of the new media
technologies; the digital divide; transnational information labor;
mobile technologies; race, class, gender, sexuality and nationalism
on the World Wide Web; virtual citizens; digital communities; and
transnational social movements. The course will emphasize an
integrated approach to the study of new media technologies and
society by focusing on the relationships between institutions,
texts, social contexts and users.

* Readings will draw from the works of Manuel Castells, Donna
Haraway, Aihwa Ong, David Morley, Sherry Turkle, Ella Shohat, Ien
Ang and Arturo Escobar among others.

* There will be film screenings for this course.

* Students have to do a research paper and research presentation
during the semester.

* The final grade will be based on performance in the following
areas: class participation and discussion; research paper; research