Why We Post: the Anthropology of Social Media

  • The course offers a new definition of social media which concentrates on the content posted, not just the capabilities of platforms.
  • Over five weeks you will explore the impact of social media on a wide range of topics including politics, education, gender, commerce, privacy and equality.
  • You will come to understand how the consequences of social media vary from region to region.
  • The course will be taught by the same nine anthropologists who carried out the original fieldwork and who are publishing eleven books based on this research.
  • Adopting an anthropological and comparative approach, we strive to understand not only how social media has changed the world, but how the world has changed social media.

by UCL (University College London)

  Starts October 16, 2017

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