JUS 394 (LN 12065)
Information Technology and Social Justice -- beyond First World
TTh, 9:15 - 10:30am
Professor: Merlyna Lim
This course provides an overview of contemporary debates surrounding
the relationship between (1) new media and information and
communication technology (ICT), particularly the Internet, and (2)
socio-political changes. Attention is given to the multiple ways in
which new media & ICT and individuals/groups/institutions --
mutually shape one another to the benefit and/or disadvantage of
society and various social groups. It will include cases on
cyberactivism (democratic and undemocratic), online un/deliberation,
online global movement, networked publics, citizen journalism (e.g.
blogging, podcasting), peer-to-peer production (e.g., YouTube), and
remix culture/politics, derived not only from the Global North but
also from the Global South.