IICS 605 - Public Culture
Public Culture examines the cultural turn and its significance in the social sciences. This course surveys how with the cultural turn the concept of culture has changed in content and relevance and has begun to occupy a prominent role in public discourse. It looks at the cultural interrelations between social, political, and economic structures, patterns of everyday interaction, and systems of meaning-making. Reviews influential emerging interdisciplinary literature and examines substantive issues such as space and place, collective memory, material culture, consumer culture, media culture, culture and nation, modernity and postmodermity, cultural flows and networks, colonialism and postcolonialism, race and ethnicity, gender and sex, cultural property, muilticulturalism, identity, performance, art, and technology. The communications course in Public Culture utilizes knowledge mobilization technologies to take an active role in the transformation of public culture.
IICS 605 - Assignment
Assignment #1 - The Impact of New Technology - the iWatch