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LIST OF SOURCES TO USE AT THE BOTTOM, WE CAN’T USE OUTSIDE
SOURCES- ALL THOSE SOURCES ARE FROM OUR CLASS
This whole prompt I included on a file that is easier to read and should be
easier to manage looking at. I included all of this below in case you cannot
access the file.
PROMPT – How does living in a surveillance culture impact self and
relationship?
Include a bibliography and reference properly using APA style. (Your entire
paper does NOT need to be in APA style.) Purdue OWL (the Purdue University On-Campus Writing Lab) Links to an external site. is a great resource for
referencig protocol.
Feel free to write in the first person/use “I.”
Use a variety of required course readings deeply and extensively to support
your argument.
Quote and properly reference.
By now, we expect that you will have thoroughly reviewed course materials, to the extent necessary for you to fully understand them. For some materials, that means a very careful reading. For others, that might mean a quicker skim. In any case, when you quote our course materials, your choice of quotes
should convey the essence of the materials you quote, rather than cherry-
picking and inserting quotes that are not relevant to your argument in a core
way, and do not represent the intended meaning of the materials.
Optional materials may be used for examples and inspiration, but not as a
substitute for required course materials.
DO NOT use materials from outside of our class.
Bold your thesis. Your thesis is the statement (not paragraph) which answers
the above question.
Define key terms. Be sure to explain surveillance culture (and what is involved
in it), the sociological theory of self, and the role of relationship in creating self.
We strongly suggest multiple publishs. It’s a great idea to start with a provisional
thesis, that is subject to change in later publishs; how do you know exactly what
your point will be until you successfully argue it?
Good grammar, spelling, and punctuation matter.
You may wish to consider the relationships between these concepts:
entertainment as a cultural value: performativity & the pursuit of fame
-privacy, intimacy, authenticity & bonds
-anxiety, depression, isolation, incivility
-you may want to revisit earlier course concepts, such as social saturation, the robotic moment, and others, as you find them useful in developing your
argument.
You may find it helpful to consider these questions:
-What is the relationship between social media, surveillance, and social control
-What is privacy?
-What is the relationship between mass surveillance and societal perceptions
of privacy?
-Why is privacy necessary for self, trust, and self-building intimate relationships?
-How is privacy treated in American culture today?
-Is privacy seen as valuable, or even possible, in a culture which prioritizes
entertainment and the pursuit of fame?
-Is entertainment culture premised in lack of privacy?
-What is the relationship between the performative self and the private self?
Are they mutually exclusive?
-What is the relationship between narcissism, entertainment culture, and the
pursuit of fame?
-What are the effects on the “self” and our interpersonal relationships when we live in a society which thrives on entertainment and the creation of a
performance version of ourselves?
-How does social saturation affect perception of self, personal relationships,
productivity, and so on?
SOURCES- USE ONLY THESE AS WE CAN’T USE OUTSIDE SOURCES
Sherry Turkle – Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and
Less from Each Other
Jean Twenge – In Person No More: I’m with You, but Only Virtually
George Herbet Mead – The Production of Reality: Essays and Readings on
Social Interaction
David Newman – Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life
Jean Twenge – Generation Me
Kenneth Gergle – The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary
Life
Jacob Silverman – Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant
Connection
Jean Twenge – The Narcissism Epidemic
Jean Twenge – iGen
Sherry Turkle – Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
The movie “Her”, use this for Robotic Moment examples

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