Jul 16, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
    
Catalogue 2024-2025
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MEDS 353 - Decolonizing Digital Culture


1 unit(s)
(Same as HISP 353  and LALS 353 )  Digital media are ubiquitous. Through them we communicate, inform ourselves, organize our lives, watch one another, self-soothe and invent ourselves. Digital media are both central to struggles for social justice and at the same time, in the hands of corporate and state agents, weapons against these struggles. This course explores how the history, physical infrastructure, political economy and symbolic and affective meanings in media-scapes across Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain are crucial for understanding digital culture and its impact on us. Topics studied include Indigenous digital culture; digital literacy; fake news; social media and social movements; gendered, racialized and classed identities in online communities; (dis)embodiment; the networked self; and border surveillance technologies. We analyze a range of media texts including novels, films, theoretical essays, manifestos, archives and multi-media born-digital content. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): HISP 216  and one course above 216.

One 2-hour period.

Not offered in 2024/25.

Course Format: CLS



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