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Author Hands, Joss.

Title @ is for activism : dissent, resistance and rebellion in a digital culture / Joss Hands.

Imprint London ; New York, NY : Pluto, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  322.4 H192a 2011    ---  Available
Description vii, 210 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-201) and index.
Summary @ is For Activism examines the transformation of politics through digital media, including digital television, online social networking and mobile computing. Joss Hands maps out how political relationships have been reconfigured and new modes of cooperation, deliberation and representation have emerged. This analysis is applied to the organisation and practice of alternative politics, showing how they have developed and embraced the new political and technological environment. Hands offers a comprehensive critical survey of existing literature, as well as an original perspective on networks and political change. He includes many case studies including the anti-war and global justice movements, peer production, user created TV and 'Twitter' activism. @ is For Activism is essential for activists and students of politics and media.
Contents 1. Activism and Technology -- 2. The Digital Author as Producer -- 3. Protocol, Norm, Imperative: Networks as Moral Machines -- 4. Power-Law Democracy -- 5. Mobil(e)isation -- 6. @ is also for Alter-Globalisation -- 7. Constructing the Common: Cooperation and Multitude.
Subject Political participation -- Technological innovations.
Digital communications -- Political aspects.
Digital media -- Political aspects.
Political activists.
Internet -- Political aspects.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Added Title At is for activism
A is for activism
ISBN 9780745327006 (pbk.)
0745327001 (pbk.)
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