Fall 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Knight, Kim
Discipline and Number
EMAC 6381 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
(Title no longer in catalog).

Description of Course:

Embodied Identity in the Digital Society:

danah boyd writes, "Profile generation is an explicit act of writing oneself into being in a digital environment, and participants must determine how they want to present themselves to those who may view their self-representation or those who they wish might" (2010). However, we cannot ignore that the act of writing oneself is always connected to a gendered, raced, classed body that desires. In this instance of EMAC 6V81, we will begin with foundational theories of embodied identity and seek understanding of the complex ways in which privilege, bias, race, class, gender, and sexuality shape, and are shaped by, digital society. We will connect theory to social networking practices and sites, online communities, mobile applications, games, hardware, and other instances of emerging media. Students are expected to thoughtfully engage with their own identities and privilege, as well as contribute to a respectful environment in which their peers may do the same.

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