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Author Gerbaudo, Paolo, author.

Title Tweets and the streets : social media and contemporary activism / Paolo Gerbaudo.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 194 pages) : illustrations
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Summary "From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship between the rise of social media and the emergence of a new protest culture. Gerbaudo argues that activists' use of Twitter and Facebook does not fit with the image of a 'cyberspace' detached from physical reality. Instead, social media has been chiefly used as part of a project of re-appropriation of public space, and as a means to exert a form of soft leadership, involved in the 'choreographing' of collective action around symbolic 'occupied squares' from Tahrir to Zuccotti Park. Offering an exciting and invigorating journey through the politics of popular protest, this book points to both the possibilities and the risks that social media bring to the contemporary protest experience."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index.
Contents 'Friendly' reunions : social media and the choreography of assembly -- 'We are not guys of comment and like' : the revolutionary coalescence of Shabab-al-Facebook -- 'We are not on Facebook, we are on the streets!' : the harvesting of indignation -- 'The hashtag which did (not) start a revolution' : the laborious adding up to the 99% -- 'Follow me, but don't ask me to lead you!' : liquid organising and choreographic leadership.
Note Print version record.
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language English.
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Subject Social media -- Political aspects.
Protest movements -- History -- 21st century.
Media studies.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Protest movements. (OCoLC)fst01079826
Social media -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01983657
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
In: Academic Library
Other Form: Print version: Gerbaudo, Paolo. Tweets and the streets. London : Pluto Press, 2012 9780745332499 (DLC) 2012537013 (OCoLC)796277392
ISBN 9781849648004 (electronic bk.)
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9780745332499 (hbk.)
0745332498 (hbk.)
9780745332482 (pbk.)
074533248X (pbk.)
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