Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745333052 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745333069 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere

Pollyanna Ruiz

Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere

Pollyanna Ruiz

Distributed for Pluto Press

232 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745333052 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745333069 Published June 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Articulating Dissent analyses the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on a mainstream media unaccustomed to fractured articulations of dissent.

Pollyanna Ruiz shows how coalition protest movements against austerity, war and globalisation build upon the communicative strategies of older single issue campaigns such as the anti-criminal justice bill protests and the women’s peace movement. She argues that such protest groups are dismissed in the mainstream for not articulating a ‘unified position’ and explores the way in which contemporary protesters stemming from different traditions maintain solidarity.

Articulating Dissent investigates the ways in which this diversity, so inherent in coalition protest, affects the movement of ideas from the political margins to the mainstream. In doing so this book offers an insightful and original analysis of the protest coalition as a developing political form.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface

Introduction
1. Unmasking Domination
2. The Paradox of the Frontier
3. Networked Uprisings
4. Into the Streets
5. Unsettling Spaces
6. Austerity Measures and National Narrative
Conclusion

Bibliography and Sources
Index

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