1. My major is BA Digital Culture, the essay topic (Has digital culture made privilege and inequality more or less visible? Discuss using particular examples.) is from one of my modules, Theories of New Media.
2. Word limits: max 2000 words
3. Number of sources: at least 12
4. I’ve uploaded some required readings in Additional materials, please reference some information from these readings as sources, but you should also use other academic and credible sources from elsewhere to show wide reading and deep research for the essay.
5. If cite very important or famous words from other scholars, please use ‘direct quotation’ and then give your own understanding. If not, please paraphrase them to avoid too high similarity as plagiarism.
6. The additional materials also includes the undergraduate generic marking criteria in Faculty of Arts & Humanities in our college;
guide to the Harvard Style of referencing in essays in the Department of Digital Humanities in the college; and my previous essays, please combine my own writing style to write the essay!
7. Preferred clear, academic structure:
– Background, What’s the focus and why?
– Must include a thesis statement
– Outline of this essay
– Topic sentence
– Explanation, Analysis and discussion of texts, case studies, interviews, etc.
– What’s next?
– Must reframe and respond to the thesis
(Each paragraph should have a link to the next one, which makes the essay more coherent and logical!)
8. Some recommended readings provided by my teacher:
Ahmed, Sara, ‘Introduction: Bringing Feminist Theory Home’, in Living a Feminist Life(Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), pp. 1-18
Bonner, Hannah, ‘Our Bodies, Our Self(ies): Mediating and Mitigating Social Media and Selfveillance in Girls’, in Victoria McCollum and Giuliana Monteverde (eds), HBO’s Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power(London and New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 17-28
Eubanks, V. 2018. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor.First edition. ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press
Haraway, D. 2000 . A Cyborg Manifesto. In The Cybercultures Reader, edited by D. Bell and B. Kennedy. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 291-324.
McGlotten, S. 2013. Introduction. In Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality.Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 1-16
Nakamura, L. 2002. Introduction. In Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity and Identity on the Internet.London and New York: Routledge, pp. xi-xix
Noble, S. U. 2018. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.New York: New York University Press
O’Neil, C. 2016. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.London: Allen Lane
Smith-Prei, Carrie and Maria Stehle, ‘Introduction: Awkward Activism in the Digital Age’, in Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism(Montreal, Kingston, London and Chicago, IL: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016), pp. 3-18
Turkle, S. 1997. Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet.London: Phoenix