Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327006 Published February 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745327013 Published February 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture

Joss Hands

@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture

Joss Hands

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745327006 Published February 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745327013 Published February 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

@ 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

Introduction
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
Notes
Index

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