Gender & Media: Collaborations in Feminism and Technology

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A woman takes a selfie overlooking Palm Springs, CA. (Image courtesy of Amber Case on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC)


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WGS.111 / CMS.619

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Spring 2016



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This course examines representations of race, class, gender, and sexual identity in the media, with a particular focus on new media and how digital technologies are transforming popular culture. We will be considering issues of authorship, spectatorship, (audience) and the ways in which various media content (film, television, print journalism, blogs, video, advertising) enables, facilitates, and challenges these social constructions in society.

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K.J. Surkan. WGS.111 Gender & Media: Collaborations in Feminism and Technology. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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