Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2119: Transformations of Social and Political Realities through Smartphones

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Fullwood, C. (2019) Impression Management and Self-Presentation Online. The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology, pp. 34-56.

Howard, N. (2020) Lie machines. How to save democracy from troll armies, deceitful robots, junk news operations, and political operatives. Grand Rapids: Yale University Press.

Keep, M., Janssen, A. and Amon, K. (2019) Image Sharing on Social Networking Sites: Who, What, Why, and So What? The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology, pp. 348-369.

Larnier, J.  (2019) Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now. London: Vintage.

Veliz, C. (2020) Privacy is power. Why and how you should take back control of your data. London: Bantam Press.

Vogel, E. A., Rose, J. P., Roberts, L. R., & Eckles, K., 2014. Social comparison, social media, and self-esteem. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 3(4), pp. 206–222.

Zuboff, S. (2019) The age of surveillance capitalism. The fight for a human future at the new frontier of power. London: Profile books.