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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2131: Social Media, Disinformation, and Authoritarianism

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


  • Sarah Pink et al, Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice. Sage, 2016.


  • Larissa Hjorth et al, The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography. Routledge, 2017.


  • James Hoggan, I’m Right and You’re an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up. New Society Publishers, 2016.


  • Mike Rothschild, The Storm is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and a Conspiracy Theory of Everything. Hachette, 2021