PoliticsPOLI 117 Manufactured Truth and Narratives of Power

Introduction to techniques used to produce power, notably by manufacturing and distorting truth from overt propaganda to public relations or advertising. Each week will focus on one conceptual apparatus used to frame reality, its related techniques and strategies as well as its economic, social or political objectives. Frameworks will include bureaucratic rationality, totalitarian propaganda, colonial mythology, state euphemism, "democratic' story-telling, conspiracy theories, branding, and green-washing. Enrollment by permission of instructor.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to College Scholars students.

Credits

5

General Education Code

IM