ERIC Number: EJ1052353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Activism or "Slacktivism?": Digital Media and Organizing for Social Change
Glenn, Cerise L.
Communication Teacher, v29 n2 p81-85 2015
The influence of social media and technological developments has changed how groups and organizations advocating for social change generate awareness and participation in their causes. In this single class activity students will (a) analyze notions of activism and "slacktivism" from scholarly and popular sources to apply these concepts actively to critical theory; (b) enhance their understanding of how digital media--specifically social media--influences contemporary efforts to organize people through digital media for social change; and (c) critically reflect on their own participation and perceptions of activism in advocacy groups.
Descriptors: Activism, Social Change, Consciousness Raising, Influence of Technology, Class Activities, Critical Theory, Concept Teaching, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Advocacy, Program Descriptions, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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