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. Paper 348.