Dr. Laura Loyola-Hernandez
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
- Lecture 1: The revolution will be digitalised: history of the internet in social movements
- Lecture 2: Zapatistas: decolonial struggles in a digital age
- Lecture 3: From Twitter to street protests: the Arab Spring
- Lecture 4: Ni una Mas/Me too: the struggle for representation within feminism
- Lecture 5: Algorithms of oppression: the role of technology in (re)producing power relations
- Lecture 6: #EndSars: legacies of colonialism and police brutality
- Lecture 7: Black snake: challenging environmental racism and land appropriation in the USA
- Lecture 8: Texting to survive: Manus prison, refugee crisis and border controls.
- Lecture 9: Abolish fees: student mobilisation in Chile and the UK
- Lecture 10: COVID-19 digital inequality
- Further readings
Lecture 1: The revolution will be digitalised: history of the internet in social movements
- Mansell, R. (2017) Chapter 1 Imaginaries, values, and trajectories a critical reflection on the internet in Goggin, G. and McLelland, M. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories, Routledge: London. Pp. 23-33.
- Hill, S. (2013) Chapter 1 The ‘menace’ of cyberspace in Digital revolutions activism in the Internet age, New Internationalist, pp.16-29.
Lecture 2: Zapatistas: decolonial struggles in a digital age
- Martinez-Torres, M. (2001) Civil Society, the Internet, and the Zapatistas, Peace review, 13 (3), p.347-355.
- Blackwell, M. (2006) Chapter 4. Weaving in the Spaces: Indigenous Women's Organizing and the Politics of Scale in Mexico in Speed, S., Hernández Castillo, A. and Stephen, L. (ed.) Dissident Women: Gender and Cultural Politics in Chiapas, University of Texas Austin Press: USA. pp. 115-156.
Lecture 3: From Twitter to street protests: the Arab Spring
- AlSayyad, N. and Guvenc, M. 2015. Virtual Uprisings: On the Interaction of New Social Media, Traditional Media Coverage and Urban Space during the ‘Arab Spring. Urban Studies. 52(11), pp. 2018–2034.
- Gerbaudo, P. 2012. Chapter 2 ‘We are not guys of comment and like’: The Revolutionary Coalescence of Shabab-al-Facebook in Tweets and the Streets. New York: Pluto Press. Pp.48-75.
Lecture 4: Ni una Mas/Me too: the struggle for representation within feminism
- Fregoso, R. and Bejarano, C. (2010) Introduction: A Cartography of Feminicide in the Américas in Fregoso, L. (et.al.) Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press:1-42.
- Phipps, A. (2020) Chapter 3. Political Whiteness in Me Not You The trouble with mainstream feminism, Manchester University Press: UK, pp. 57-81
Lecture 5: Algorithms of oppression: the role of technology in (re)producing power relations
- Ruha Benjamin (2019) Introduction in Race after technology, Polity Press: UK. pp:1-48.
- Scannell, R. (2019) This is Not Minority Report Predictive Policing and Population Racism in Benjamin. R. (ED.) Captivating Technology: race, carceral technoscience, and liberatory imagination in everyday life, Duke University Press: USA, pp.107-129.
Lecture 6: #EndSars: legacies of colonialism and police brutality
Lecture 7: Black snake: challenging environmental racism and land appropriation in the USA
Heynen, N. and Ybarra, M. (2021) On Abolition Ecologies and Making “Freedom as a Place”, Antipode, 53(1): 21–35
Sealey-Huggins, L. (2018) Chapter 10 'The climate crisis is a racist crisis': Structural racism, inequality and climate change in Johnson, A., Joseph-Salisbury, R. and Kamunge, B. (ed.) The Fire Now: anti-racist scholarship in times of explicit racial violence, Zed Books: London: 99-113.
Lecture 8: Texting to survive: Manus prison, refugee crisis and border controls.
- Boochani, B. (2018) Chapter 8 Queuing as Torture in No friend but the mountains: writings from Manus Prison, Picador: Australia. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 11/01/2021)
- Boochani, B. (2018) Manus prison poetics/our voice: revisiting 'A Letter From Manus Island', a reply to Anne Surma, Continuum (Mount Lawley, W.A.), 32 (4): 527-531.
Lecture 9: Abolish fees: student mobilisation in Chile and the UK
- von Bülow, M., Vilaça, L., and Abelin, P. (2018) Varieties of digital activist practices: students and mobilization in Chile, Information, communication & society, 22 (12): 1770-1788.
- Dean, J. (2016) 'Angelic Spirits of '68': Memories of 60s' Radicalism in Responses to the 2010-11 UK Student Protests, Contemporary British history, 30 (3): 305-325.
Lecture 10: COVID-19 digital inequality
- Hargittai, E. and Hinnant, A. (2008) Digital Inequality: Differences in Young Adults' Use of the Internet Communication research, 35 (5): 602-621.
- Holmes, H. and Burgess, G. (2020) "Pay the wi-fi or feed the children": Coronavirus has intensified the UK’s digital divide, https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/digitaldivide
Adams, J. (2002) Art in Social Movements: Shantytown Women's Protest in Pinochet's Chile, Sociological Forum, 17(1): 21-56.
Agyeman, J. and Evans, B. (2006) Justice, governance, and sustainability: perspectives on environmental citizenship from North America and Europe In Environmental citizenship, Dobson, A. and Bell, D. (ed.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 185–206.
Alvarez, N. and Zaiontz, K. (2018) Feminist Performance Forensics, Contemporary Theatre Review, 28(3):285-298.
Bosco, F. (2001) Place, space, networks, and the sustainability of collective action: the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Global Networks. A Journal of Transnational Affairs, 1(4): 307-329.
Buckingham, S. and Kulcur, R. (2009) Gendered geographies of environmental injustice. Antipode 41(4): 659–683.
Blanco Ramírez, G., Scott Metcalfe, A. (2017) Hashtivism as public discourse: Exploring online student activism in response to state violence and forced disappearances in Mexico, Research in Education, 97(1): 56-75.
Byrnes, M. (2014) Climate Justice, Hurricane Katrina, and African American Environmentalism, Journal of African American Studies, 18(3):305–314.
Carney, N. (2016) All Lives Matter, but so Does Race: Black Lives Matter and the Evolving Role of Social Media, Humanity & Society, 40(2) 180-199.
Crenshaw, K. (1991) Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color, Stanford law review, 43 (6): 1241-1299.
Di Chiro, G. (2003) Beyond ecoliberal “common futures”: environmental justice, toxic touring, and a transcommunal politics of place In Race, nature, and the politics of difference, Moore, D. S., Kosek, J. and Pandian, A. (ed.) Durham, NC: Duke University Press: 205–232.
Elliot-Cooper, A. (2021) Chapter 6 Futures of Black resistance: disruption, rebellion, abolition in Black Resistance to British Policing,Manchester Press: UK 164-183.
Emejulu, A. and Sobande, F. (ed.) To exist is to resist: black feminism in Europe, Pluto Press: London
Fregoso, L. et.a.l. (2010) Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas. Durham: Duke University Press.
Gaskins, N. (2019) Techno-Vernacular Creativity and Innovation across the African Diaspora and Global South in Benjamin. R. (ED.) Captivating Technology: race, carceral technoscience, and liberatory imagination in everyday life, Duke University Press: USA, pp. 252-274.
Ince, J., Rojas, F.; Davis, C. (2017) The social media response to Black Lives Matter: how Twitter users interact with Black Lives Matter through hashtag use, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(11): 1814-1830.
Gilroy, P. (1987) "There ain't no black in the Union Jack": the cultural politics of race and nation, Routledge: London.
Gilroy, P. (2004) After Empire: melancholia or convivial culture?, Routeldge: London.
Gilroy, P. and Wilson Gilmore, R. (ed) (2021) Stuart Hall: selected writings on race and difference, Duke Press: USA.
Hill Collins, P. and Bilge, S. (2016) Intersectionality, Polity Press: Cambridge.
Jacons, K. (2016) Disorderly conduct: Feminist nudity in Chinese protest movements, Sexualities, 19(7): 819-835.
Juris, J. (2012) Reflections on #Occupy Everywhere: Social media, public space, and emerging logics of aggregation, American Ethnologist, Journal of The American Ethnological Society, 39(2): 259-279.
Kaun, A. (2016) ‘Our time to act has come’: desynchronization, social media time and protest movements, Media, Culture & Society, 39(4): 469-486.
Mexico’s glitter revolution’ targets violence against women, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/26/desperation-and-rage-mexican-women-take-to-streets-to-protest-unabated-sexual-violence-glitter-revolution
Milles, A. (2006) Lourdes Portillo's Senorita Extraviada: hegemonic power, gender and murder (feminicidio) in the Mexican-US frontera. International Journal of Education Through Art, Vol.2:5-15.
Mislán, C. and Dache-Garbino, A. (2018) Not a Twitter Revolution: Anti-neoliberal and Antiracist Resistance in the Ferguson Movement, International Journal of Communication 12: 2622–2640.
Morozov, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2009/05/19/the-brave-new-world-of-slacktivism/
Newsom, V. and Lengel, L. (2012) Arab Women, Social Media, and the Arab Spring: Applying the framework of digital reflexivity to analyze gender and online activism, Journal of International Women’s Studies, 13(5): 31-45.
Nicholls, W. (2009) Place, Networks, Space: Theorising the Geographies of Social Movements, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34(1):78-93. Available online
Nkrumah, K. (1968) Neo-colonialism: the last stage of imperialism, London : Heinemann Educational.
Olufemi, L. (2020) Feminism Interrupted: disrupting power, Pluto Press: UK
Petray, T. and Collin, R. (2017) Your Privilege Is Trending: Confronting Whiteness on Social Media, Social Media + Society: 1–10.
Sobande, F., et.al. (2019) Resisting media marginalisation: Black women's digital content and collectivity. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 1-16.
Quan, H.L.T. (ed) (2019) Cedric J. Robinson: On racial capitalism, Black Internationalism, and cultures of resistance, Pluto Press: UK.
Wilson Gilmore, R. (2002) Fatal Couplings of Power and Difference: Notes on Racism and Geography, The Professional Geographer, 54(1): 15-24 T
Wilson Gilmore, R. (2007) Golden gulag: prisons, surplus, crisis, and opposition in globalizing California, University of California Press: USA.
Winston, C. (2021) Black ground truths and police abolition, Transactions of The Institute of British Geographers,
Wright, M. (2013) Feminicidio, narcoviolence, and gentrification in Ciudad Juárez: the feminist fight, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31: 830 – 845.
Wright, M. (2011) Epistemological Ignorances and Fighting for the Disappeared: Lessons from Mexico, Antipode, 49(1): 249–269.
This list was last updated on 06/12/2021