SMC300 - Transnational and Globalization

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Department
St. Michael's College Courses
Course
SMC300H1
Professor
Grimes
Semester
Winter

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Week 11Transnational and GlobalizationArab springMonth before article critiquing scholars and technoenthusiasts for undue emphasis on sns as tool for political and social action Describes key characteristics of sns as inadequate for political org weak social toes lack of hierarchy and comprehensive strategyAnother fb and twitter places revolutionaries go cyber utopians believing Arab spring driven by social ntwk ignore real world activismUprisings may appear spontaneous to western history shows tech dont play central role in popular regime changesBy emphasizing liberating role of tools and downplaying role of human agency such accounts make Americans proud of own contribution Wikileaks responded to initial events by publishing us gov criticisms of Tunisian regimeNawaat website to disseminate articles by Tunisian dissidents and activists banned in country Info hub for activism youtube frozen after report fb deleted for not using real name Structures used again
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