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Author Cernison, Matteo, author.

Title Social media activism : water as a common good / Matteo Cernison.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Protest and social movements
Protest and social movements.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book focuses on the referendums against water privatisation in Italy and explores how activists took to social media, ultimately convincing twenty-seven million citizens to vote. Investigating the relationship between social movements and internet-related activism during complex campaigns, this book examines how a technological evolution - the increased relevance of social media platforms - affected in very different ways organisations with divergent characteristics, promoting at the same time decentralised communication practices, and new ways of coordinating dispersed communities of people.0Matteo Cernison combines and adapts a wide set of methods, from social network analysis to digital ethnography, in order to explore in detail how digital activism and face-to-face initiatives interact and overlap. He argues that the geographical scale of actions, the role played by external media professionals, and the activists' perceptions of digital technologies are key elements that contribute in a significant way to shape the very different communication practices often described as online activism.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 29, 2019).
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Models of Online-Related Activism -- 2. Methods for Investigating Online-Related, Large-Scale Campaigns on the Web -- 3. Water Commons -- 4. The Web of Water -- 5. Patterns of Online Communication during the Referendum Campaign -- 6. The Campaign for Water on Facebook -- 7. Reinterpreting the Data -- List of the Interviews -- References -- Index
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Internet and activism -- Italy.
Social media -- Political aspects.
Water-supply -- Italy.
Privatization -- Italy.
Cybermilitantisme -- Italie.
Médias sociaux -- Aspect politique.
Eau -- Approvisionnement -- Italie.
Privatisation -- Italie.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Internet and activism. (OCoLC)fst01894149
Privatization. (OCoLC)fst01077649
Social media -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983657
Water-supply. (OCoLC)fst01172350
Italy. (OCoLC)fst01204565
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: CERNISON, MATTEO. SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM. [Place of publication not identified], AMSTERDAM University PRES, 2019 9462980063 (OCoLC)1061311904
ISBN 9789048529193 (electronic book)
9048529190 (electronic book)
Standard No. AU@ 000065068426
AU@ 000065196755

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