Upon completion of the course, students are expected to have acquired knowledge of
- What digital culture, cyber culture means;
- The impact of digital in everyday life;
- The new forms of public life - citizenship and surveillance;
- Network culture and traditional demographic factors (gender / race / class).
In this course, the students will obtain
- Ability to discuss different perspectives on digital culture and society,
- Ability to think sociologically the relationships between digital culture and society
In this course, the students will develop an understanding of digitalisation, internet and their impact on our everyday lives - information management, privacy and identity, cyber terrorism and bullying - as well as government's use of social media and its implications - surveillance, control and propaganda.
Required prerequisite knowledge
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Group project: This can be about a deeper exploration of something covered in class, or not covered but you are curious to discover. Students will work on this question in groups and will present their paper to the class. In this project, as long as they cover a topic related to digital media. Students are free to use materials like songs, videos, digital media resources, news-paper article analyses to make your project interesting. This is a compulsory work to get registered for the examination.
Method of work
Political Science - Bachelor's Degree Programme
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Lupton, Deborah. Digital sociology. Routledge, 2014.
Alencar, Amanda. "Refugee integration and social media: A local and experiantial perspective." Information, Communication & Society 21, no. 11 (2018): 1588-1603
Anduiza, Eva, Camilo Cristancho, and José M. Sabucedo. "Mobilization through online social networks: the political protest of the indignados in Spain." Information, Communication & Society 17, no. 6 (2014): 750-764.
Eslen-Ziya, Hande, and Itir Erhart. "Toward postheroic leadership: A case study of Gezi's collaborating multiple leaders." Leadership 11, no. 4 (2015): 471-488.
Greitens, Sheena Chestnut. "Authoritarianism Online: What can we learn from internet data in nondemocracies?" PS: Political Science & Politics 46, no. 2 (2013): 262-270.
Haciyakupoglu, Gulizar, and Weiyu Zhang. "Social media and trust during the Gezi protests in Turkey." Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 20, no. 4 (2015): 450-466.
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Smith, Russell, Peter Grabosky, and Gregor Urbas. "Cyber criminals on trial." Criminal Justice Matters 58, no. 1 (2004): 22-23.
Toepfl, Florian. "Innovating consultative authoritarianism: Internet votes as a novel digital tool to stabilize non-democratic rule in Russia." new media & society (2016).
*Subject to change. Any adjustment to the reading list will be published on Canvas at the latest by the start of the semester.
Sist oppdatert: 24.08.2019