Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447308225 Will Publish October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447308218 Will Publish October 2014 For sale in North and South America only

New Media and Public Activism

Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere

John Michael Roberts

John Michael Roberts

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447308225 Will Publish October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447308218 Will Publish October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
The Arab Spring was but the most prominent example of  political activism that made extensive use of social media—everything from petitions to constituent communications have been affected by the rise of new communications technologies. But in New Media and Public Activism, John Michael Roberts poses a troubling question: Is this activism actually new and effective, or are we instead being transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than being committed social and political campaigners? Taking a political economy perspective, Roberts offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism, and neoliberal practices.
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