KUMS4007 Media, Globalisation and Social Justice (5 cr)
The course seeks to critically examine how globalization and media mutually reinforce
transformation in human communication and society. Media is understood broadly and in a
“non-media-centric” way: we will examine current transformations in media technologies,
media culture, media genres, and media practice. Issues of social justice, such as agency and
participation will run through all aspects of media and globalization that the course examines.
Lecture course or independent study (book exam, study circle or essay).
Course: 80% attendance requirement and completion of written assignments. Independent
study: book exam, study circle or written essay.
- know what are the most important theories of globalization, key concepts and their
relation to media and culture
- be able to train critical thinking skills to analyze and discuss media’s role in
- learn to examine how globalization shapes media environment and media practices and
how media produces globalization.
book exam, choose three of the following:
- Kraidy, Marwan 2016: The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World.
- Nikunen, Kaarina 2019: Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power, and Justice in the Digital Age.
- Mejias, Ulises 2013: Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital. Saatavana eletronisena<br />julkaisuna.
- Horsti, Karina ym. (eds.) 2014: National Conversations: Public Service Media and Cultural<br />Diversity in Europe, Intellect.
- Silverstone, Roger 2006: Media and Morality: On the Rise of the Mediapolis.