Viral Occupation: New Media Technologies and Israeli Military Rule

A lecture by Rebecca L. Stein, Anthropology, Duke University

Viral Occupation: New Media Technologies and Israeli Military Rule

Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
UCLA

This paper considers the interplay between new media technologies and Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories (1967-present).  Through the study of a diverse body of Israeli actors (state officials, human rights workers, and everyday Israeli social media users) and a variety of new media platforms and practices, the analysis will consider the ways that Israeli militarism is being transformed in digital times.

Image - Ready, Aim, Fire by Israel Defense Forces via WikiMedia Commons (CC by-SA 3.0)

For more information please contact

Johanna Romero
Tel: (310) 825-1181
romero@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies