HFVA04153U FM, Identity, Culture and Media
Identity, Culture and Media
The course aims in discussing the concept of identity –a topic that has obtained major attention by the humanities and the social sciences over the last decades- from an interdisciplinary perspective drawing from sociology, cultural studies and political science, focusing on media practices and media uses that relate to identity issues, such as the media representation of others and the self in various socio-political contexts, or the use of new media by various social groups to make their voice public. Broader social issues of contemporary concern such as globalization, fragmentation and citizenship, will be also discussed by the course.
Students will be split into small groups according to the number of course participants and will be expected to present one of the readings of the course. Active participation throughout the course, that will involve frequent home assignments, is expected by all course participants.
Final assignment: written or oral examination on a relevant topic picked by each student.
1. Introduction: media, identity, late modernity Barker & Galasinski, 2001. Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis: A Dialogue on Language and Identity, chapter 2. Mansfield, 2000. Subjectivity: theories of the self from Freud to Haraway (chapters 1, 3, 4)
2. Media, representation and identity Hall S. 1997, representations, cultural representations and signifying practices, chapter 1. & 4.
3. Multiculturalism in crisis Titley and Lentin, 2011. The crises of multiculturalism
4. Banal nationalisms and banal cosmopolitanisms Billig, 1995, banal nationalism and Beck, 2002, cosmopolitan vision (introduction and part 1)
5. Voice and media Couldry, N. 2010. Why voice matters.
6. Gender and media culture Gauntlett, D. 2008. Media, gender and identity.
7. Consumer society, individualism, fragmentation Bauman, 2000 Globalization, the human consequences; Bauman, 2007, consuming life
8. Media, civic participation and identity Dahlgren, 2009. Media and political engagement
9. Social movements and digital networks Castells, M. 2003. The information age: economy society and culture vol. 2
10. Propaganda, identity and war Kamalipour and Snow, 2014. War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective
11. Identity and the EU’s economic crisis Mylonas, 2012, 2014; Mylonas and Kompatsiaris, 2014
12. Media and cosmopolitan morals Silverstone, R. 2006. Media and morality on the rise of mediapolis. , 5, 6.
2008: Elective 1, HMEK03191E
2008: Elective 1, HMEK03201E
2008: Elective 2, HMEK03211E
2008: Film/Televison, history and analysis, HFVA04151E
2008: Elective 1, HFVA04171E
2008: Elective 1, HFVA04181E
2013: Elective 1, HFMK03131E
2013: Elective 3, HFMK03151E
Barker & Galasinski, 2001. Cultural Studies and Discourse Analysis: A Dialogue on Language and Identity
Bauman, 2000. Globalization, the human consequences
Bauman, 2007. Consuming life
Billig, 1995. Banal nationalism
Beck, 2002. Cosmopolitan vision
Castells, M. 2003. The information age: economy society and culture vol. 2
Hall S. 1997. Representations, cultural representations and signifying practices
Kamalipour and Snow, 2014. War, Media, and Propaganda: A Global Perspective
Lentin A. & Titley, G. 2011. The crises of multiculturalism
Mansfield, 2000. Subjectivity: theories of the self from
Freud to Haraway
Couldry, N. 2010. Why voice matters
Gauntlett, D. 2008. Media, gender and identity
Dahlgren, P. 2009. Media and political engagement
Silverstone, R. 2006. Media and morality on the rise of mediapolis
Mylonas, Y. (2014) (forthcoming). ‘Crisis, austerity and opposition in mainstream media discourses of Greece’. Journal of Critical Discourse Studies, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
Mylonas, Y. (2012). ‘Media and the economic crisis of the EU: the "culturalization" of a systemic crisis and Bild-Zeitung's framing of Greece.’ tripleC – Cognition, Communication, Co-operation: Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society 10(2): 646-671. http://triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/380
Mylonas Y. and Kompatsiaris P. (2013) (forthcoming). ‘The rise of neo-Nazism and the web: social media as platforms for racist discourses in the context of Greek economic crisis’. In Christian Fuchs and Daniel Trotier (eds) Social Media, Politics and the State: Protest, Revolutions, Riots, Crime, and Policing in the Age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. London: Routledge.
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Application Form: http://hum.ku.dk/uddannelser/vejledning/merit/
- 15 ECTS