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  1. UCL Why We Post book series 11 items
    1. How the world changed social media - Daniel Miller, Elisabetta Costa, Nell Haynes, Tom McDonald 2016

      Book 

  2. Week 1: Introduction - Mediation and the Social 11 items
    1. Essential readings 4 items
    2. Further readings 7 items
      1. Sociality Through Social Network Sites - Nicole B. Ellison, Danah M. Boyd 12/03/2013

        Article Recommended

      2. Culture, Globalization, Mediation - William Mazzarella 10/2004

        Article Recommended

      3. Remediation: understanding new media - J. David Bolter, Richard A. Grusin c1999

        Book Recommended

      4. Personal connections in the digital age - Nancy K. Baym 2010

        Book Recommended

      5. Writing on the wall: social media : the first 2,000 years - Tom Standage 2013

        Book Recommended

  3. Week 2: The Self and its Digital Mediations 13 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
    2. Further readings 10 items
      1. The presentation of self in everyday life - Erving Goffman 1990

        Book Recommended

      2. Tales from Facebook - Daniel Miller 2011

        Book Recommended

      3. Self-Representation and Digital Culture - Thumim, N. 2012

        Book Recommended

  4. Week 3: From Kinship to Fictive Friendship 11 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 8 items
      1. Context Collapse - Michael Wesch

        Webpage Recommended

      2. The ways of friendship: anthropological perspectives - Amit Desai, Evan Killick 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. What kinship is (part one) - Marshall Sahlins 03/2011

        Article Recommended

      4. Theorising media and practice - Birgit Bräuchler, John Postill 2010

        Book Recommended

      5. The anthropology of friendship - Sandra Bell, Simon Coleman 1999

        Book Recommended

  5. Week 4: Algorithms, Agency and Distraction 11 items
    1. Essential readings 4 items
    2. Further readings 7 items
      1. In the Habitus of the New - Papacharissi, Zizi, Easton, Emily

        Chapter Recommended

      2. Structures, Habitus, Practices - Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Nice 1990

        Chapter Recommended

  6. Week 5: Writing Social Media Culture 10 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 7 items
      1. Writing culture: the poetics and politics of ethnography - James Clifford, George E. Marcus, School of American Research (Santa Fe, N.M.) c1986

        Book Recommended

      2. eFieldnotes: the makings of anthropology in the digital world 2016

        Book Recommended The e-book version is also available below.

      3. eFieldnotes - Roger Sanjek, Susan W. Tratner, 2016

        Book Recommended

      4. Photography in the Age of Snapchat - Daniel, Miller December 2015

        Article Recommended

  7. Week 7: The Work-Life Blur 9 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 6 items
      1. The managed heart: commercialization of human feeling - Arlie Russell Hochschild 2003

        Book Recommended

  8. Week 8: Socially Mediated Intimacies 13 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 10 items
      1. Screened Intimacies: Tinder and the Swipe Logic - Gaby David, Carolina Cambre 04/2016

        Article Recommended

      2. The Breakup 2.0: Disconnecting over New Media - Ilana Gershon 2010

        Book Recommended

      3. The Stranger - Georg Simmel, Kurt H. Wolff 1950

        Chapter Recommended

  9. Week 9: Virality, Value, Affect 16 items
    1. Essential readings 3 items
    2. Further readings 13 items
      1. Affective Economies - Ahmed, Sara 2004, 09/12/2018

        Article Recommended

      2. On communication and social influence: selected papers - Gabriel Tarde, Terry Nichols Clark 1969

        Book Recommended

      3. Mimesis and alterity: a particular history of the senses - Michael T. Taussig 1993

        Book Recommended

      4. Loving Ebola-chan: Internet memes in an epidemic - Olivia Rose Marcus, Merrill Singer 04/2017

        Article Recommended

      5. Cultures of Circulation: The Imaginations of Modernity - Lee, Benjamin, LiPuma, Edward 2002, 05/12/2018

        Article Recommended

      6. A well-disposed social anthropologist's problems with memes - Maurice Bloch

        Document Recommended About the theory of memes of Richard Dawkins et al., not the social media phenomenon

  10. Week 10: Politics and Social Challenges 13 items
    1. Essential readings 4 items
      1. Syrian refugees and information precarity - Melissa Wall, Madeline Otis Campbell, Dana Janbek 02/2017

        Article Essential

    2. Further readings 9 items
      1. Data anxieties: Finding trust in everyday digital mess - Sarah Pink, Debora Lanzeni, Heather Horst 06/2018

        Article Recommended

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