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2022 Spring

CULTURE WARS IN THE WEST: POLITICS OF THE DIGITAL ERA - POS351/POS651 Spring 2022


Course
Tomas Dolezal
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Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Why Culture Wars? Introduction

Concept of Culture Wars then and now – Europe, US, and beyond. Key features of nowadays Culture Wars in the West, various “battlegrounds”, typical themes, and insecurities behind the phenomena

2. Culture wars Then and Now: Meanings, Themes, and Battlegrounds

3. Political Consequences Of Culture Wars, Polarization, And Democracy

4. Transformations of Institutions, Authorities, and Minds (Values orientations and political cleava...

5. Moral, Social And Political Psychology On Polarization

6. Technological (R)evolution? New Media, Hybrid Media System and Societal Consequences

7. Disinformation and Conspiracy Theories

8. International/Transnational Dimensions Of Culture Wars: Topics, Tools, Channels, And Reactions

9. Culture Wars, Problems, and Solutions. Case study No. 1

10. Case studies &: discussion: (1) Italy and (2) gender-related issues in Culture wars

11. Case studies and discussions: (1) Spain and (2) BLM transnationally: Mexico and India and

12. Case studies: (1) Autocratic regime in RF and Belarus + (2) Abortion transnationally

13. Final Workshop on "Solutions"!!

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