Social Justice Calendar
Center for Equality and Justice Lecture Series: Does Facebook Make us Better Citizens?
Sponsored by Center for Equality and Justice, Department of Political Science
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Lundring Events Center, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
José Marichal, CLU Associate Professor of Political Science, draws on an ethnographic analysis of 250 Facebook political groups to examine the impact of the Facebook revolution on politics, in general, and on democratic processes, in particular. In his new book -- Facebook Democracy: The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life -- Dr. Marichal explores how Facebook's emphasis on social connection impacts key dimensions of political participation. Dr. Marichal is an associate professor of political science at California Lutheran University. He teaches courses on the Internet and Politics, public policy, race and politics, community development and Californnia politics. His current projects include: a study of the relationship between acquiring digital skills and feelings of trust/efficacy among Latinos and African Americans and an examination of how civic hacking affects power dynamics at the local level. He is founder of the blog ThickCulture, sponsored by Contexts magazine.
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