Media and Society
Thinking sociologically about mass media. The role of film and photography on social interactions and memories; the contradictions and challenges of social media; the social and political potential of various media; the saturation or oversaturation of media in our lives. Key texts from Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Guy Debord, Dave Eggers, Dominic Pettman, and others.
Sociology, "SOC325" (2015). Course Proposals. 348.