Gender, Race, and Labor in the Digital World

This class will explore how the power structures of race and gender have been co-created with the development of digital technologies – even as feminist, queer, and antiracist movements have made the digital world their own since its earliest days. Through case studies ranging from social media activism to fake news to online harassment, we will learn how practices of media consumption, design, production, and critique connect privileged and disprivileged users in the US and elsewhere. We’ll look at our own position within global circuits of labor and as participants in the ways race, gender, disability, and class are represented and experienced online. And we’ll explore what we can do about it as citizens, students, artists, and activists.

Course Information
  • Course Id:HDCC 106 0101
  • Room:PFR 0111
  • Days:Tuesday Thursday
  • Timings:9:30 - 10:45 am
Instructors
Alexis Lothian

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