Seminarvorbereitungen – Global Media Activism

Bitte rufen Sie die Dateien wie im Folgenden beschrieben ab und speichern sie diese auf ihrem Rechner und bringen Sie alles zum Seminar mit.


All participants in the seminar can download the below-linked books and watch videos before our seminars on Friday and Saturday. For the seminar on Saturday, we will collectively generate an overview of the current literature on global media activism.

1) Click on the link in the syllabus // 2) The Dropbox page for the book opens // 3) Click the download link.

Each student is assigned to respond to one of the below-listed readings (or videos) and will present one chapter of his/her choice (or one video) in the seminar. 10 minutes. Presentations will alternate with discussion.

Wichtig: Seminarablaufplan und Aufgaben finden Sie hier.

Pool of Readings and Videos:

1) “Social Media and the Arab Uprisings: Some Answers; More Questions.” re:publica. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.

2) Aaker, Jennifer, and Andy Smith. The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change. 1st ed. Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.
3) Bailey, Olga, Bart Cammaerts, and Nico Carpentier. Understanding Alternative Media. 1st ed. Open University Press, 2007. Print.

4) “Changing the World, One Map at a Time.” re:publica. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
5) Banks, Ken et al. SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa. 1st ed. Ed. Sokari Ekine. Pambazuka Press, 2010. Print.
6) Fine, Allison. Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age. 1st ed. Jossey-Bass, 2006. Print.
7) Flore, Leandra (Cole) et al. To Be: Book 1 Digital AlterNatives With a Cause? Ed. Fieke Jansen & Nishant Shah. Hivos & Centre for Internet and Society, 2011. Print.
8) Gillan, Kevin, Jenny Pickerill, and Frank Webster. Anti-War Activism: New Media and Protest in the Information Age. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print.
9) “Geek Politics and Anonymous.” re:publica. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
10) Gladwell, Malcolm. “Small Change.” The New Yorker 4 Oct. 2010. Web. 2 Dec. 2012.
11) Hassan, Robert. Media, Politics and the Network Society. 1st ed. Open University Press, 2004. Print.
12) Jong, Wilma De, Martin Shaw, and Neil Stammers, eds. Global Activism, Global Media. Pluto Press, 2005. Print.
13) Kennelly, Jacqueline. Citizen Youth: Culture, Activism, and Agency in a Neoliberal Era. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.
14) Seib, Philip, and Dana M. Janbek. Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation. 1st ed. Routledge, 2010. Print.15) Sluiter, Liesbeth. Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops. Pluto Press, 2009. Print.

16) Tai, Zixue. The Internet in China: Cyberspace and Civil Society. 1st ed. Routledge, 2006. Print.
17) Peraica, Ana. Victims Symptom: PTSD and Culture. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2009. Web. 2 Dec. 2012. Theory on Demand.
18) Jordan, Tim. Activism!: Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society. Reaktion Books, 2004. Print.
19) Zuckerman, Ethan. “Worldchanging | Evaluation + Tools + Best Practices: The Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism.”WorldChanging. 9 Mar. 2008. Web. 2 Dec. 2012.
20) Fuchs, Christian. “Why Social Media Research Matters for Occupy | Occupy News Network.” Web. 28 Nov. 2012.
21) “Mobile Activism in Africa.” re:publica. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
22) “Diaspora.” re:publica. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.
23) Fisher, Dana. Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns Is Strangling Progressive Politics in America. 1st ed. Stanford University Press, 2006. Print.
24) Bob, Clifford. The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism. Cambridge University Press, 2005. Print.
25) “How Technology in Africa is changing the Web. 3 Dec. 2012.

Examples: OhMyNews, IndyMedia, Riseup’s Crabgrass, The Memory Hole, Wikileaks, TXTmob, Bahrain Censored Google Earth, Tunisian Prison Map, tracking Darfur suspects on Facebook, Google Earth as visual evidence of the destruction in Darfur, War blogging: Salam Pax, Iraq Blog Count, Iraq Body Count, Game: Dead in Iraq,,, Alive, Bird Watching and Blogging In Iraq

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