Technology, Culture and Power: Global Perspectives

Module code: MS7028

Module co-ordinator: Jingrong Tong

Module Outline

The Internet has prompted fresh thinking about the social implications of technological change. What kind of communications revolution does it herald and what are the conceptual tools we need to understand it? These are central questions addressed by the module, which examines how the interaction of technological and cultural processes helps to explain power in the global system. It explores the new realm of virtual politics and the complexities of cultural exchange in the contemporary media and services era. Assessments are linked to a broader discussion of processes of globalization and the role of technology within them.


  • 5 one-hour lectures
  • 5 one-hour seminars


  • Essay, 2,000-2,500 words (100%)