Can online activism bring real change? Write a 700 words response, making an argument for or against online activism. Remember to use concepts, presented in your lecture and readings, such as (“slacktivism”, “social movements”).

Manchester Metropolitan University
Department of History, Politics and Philosophy
Unit titleCurrent Issues in Digital Media and Politics
Unit code417V0050Academic year2021-22
Assignment titlePortfolio Part 2: Making an argument; analysing an example
Set byDr Adi KuntsmanDate setAug 2021
Unit specification learning outcome(s) assessed by this assignment: 3.    Effectively synthesise theoretical arguments in a clear and communicative manner, with structured and coherent arguments. 4.    Apply theories of political communication and digital politics and skills of critical analysis to specific examples.
Assessment criteria  Review your assignment against the marking rubric (on Moodle) before submission.
Type of submissionPortfolioFormat of submissionMoodle
Submission deadlinePlease refer to published deadline date and time on Moodle
Word count (as appropriate)1. Making an argument: 700 words
2. Analysing an example: 700 words
  The word count should be within +/- 10%. Do not use footnotes.
Other instructions / guidance on sizeInclude title of your task on each submission. Use 1.5 or double line spacing.  Font size 12 pt.  Number each page.
ReferencingUse the MMU Harvard Referencing guidelines: http://libguides.mmu.ac.uk/refguide
Feedback plan   Marks and feedback will be provided electronically via Moodle within four weeks of the assessment deadline and will give details of how well the assessment has met the criteria set out in the detailed brief and rubric, as well as suggestions for improvement.
Support arrangements  Please refer to Moodle for information on assignment support. 
Marks  Marks will be subject to internal and external moderation and   verification before final confirmation by the relevant unit assessment board.

THE ASSIGNMENT

Your portfolio for this unit consists of four tasks. Part 2 includes: making an argument; and analysing an example.

1. Making an argument

Can online activism bring real change? Write a 700 words response, making an argument for or against online activism. Remember to use concepts, presented in your lecture and readings, such as (“slacktivism”, “social movements”).

2. Analysing an example

Find and analyse an example of digital labour. Write 700 words, explaining how this example affirms or challenges theoretical concepts presented in your lecture and readings (such as “platform capitalism”, “gig economy”, “playbour”). You have to choose at least two concepts.

  • start with a brief description of your example (it can be a news article, a story from social media, or even your own personal experience, as long as it focuses on some form of digital labour).
  • proceed to evaluating how the example illustrates or challenges your chose concepts (for instance, does your example follow the definition of the concept fully, or only partially?)
  • finish with a brief conclusion: what can we learn about digital labour from your chosen example?
Calculator

Calculate the price of your paper

Total price:$26
Our features

We've got everything to become your favourite writing service

Need a better grade?
We've got you covered.

Order your paper