New PDF release: Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital

By Veronica Barassi

ISBN-10: 0415717914

ISBN-13: 9780415717915

ISBN-10: 1138575690

ISBN-13: 9781138575691

Activism at the Web examines the typical tensions that political activists face as they arrive to phrases with the more and more commercialized nature of net applied sciences and sheds gentle on a big, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern kinds of social protest and net applied sciences.

Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic learn among 3 very varied political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the e-book argues that activists’ daily net makes use of are mostly outlined by means of strategies of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those strategies of negotiation are giving upward push to a chain of collective studies, that are outlined via the stress among activists’ democratic wishes on one part and the cultural approaches bolstered through electronic capitalism at the different. In the come upon among activist cultures and electronic capitalism, the ebook focuses particularly at the stress created by means of self-centered communique methods and networked-individualism, by means of company surveillance and data-mining, and via fast-capitalism and the temporality of immediacy.

Activism at the Web means that if we wish to know how new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic techniques, we should always now not specialize in disruption and novelty, yet we must always in its place discover the advanced dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political economic climate of the net and its lived critique.

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