Activism or “Slacktivism?”: Digital Media and Organizing for Social Change

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Cerise L. Glenn, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Courses: Popular Culture and Media, Communication and Community, Critical/Cultural Studies, Organizational Communication, Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, other courses with a focus on the use of digital and social media to organize groups Objectives: In this single class activity students will (a) analyze notions of activism and “slacktivism” from scholarly and popular sources to apply these concepts actively to critical theory; (b) enhance their understanding of how digital media—specifically social media—influences contemporary efforts to organize people through digital media for social change; and (c) critically reflect on their own participation and perceptions of activism in advocacy groups.

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Communication Teacher, 29(2), 81-85
Language: English
Date: 2015
Social media, Social justice, Social movements, Activism, Slacktivism

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