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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Technology and Global Social Justice - Dr Sebastián Lehuedé

Recent technological developments, such as digital platforms and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are usually cast as innovative tools for bringing about an interconnected, prosperous, and green planet. In this course we will assess the extent to which such optimistic accounts of the relationship between technology and society hold true; especially when analysed from perspectives of social justice emerging from marginalised and dissenting groups from different regions of the world. Theoretical proposals such as decolonial thinking, Black feminism and Indigenous knowledges will be employed to unpack how and when recent technological developments can become complicit with the structures of power that have shaped global relations since the emergence of European modernity.

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