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Social movements and new technology / Victoria Carty.

By: Carty, Victoria.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: HM881 .C37 2015Publication: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2015Description: xv, 224 p. : ill.ISBN: 9780813345864; 0813345863.Subject(s): Social movements -- Technological innovations | Internet -- Social aspects | Internet in political campaigns | Online social networks -- Political aspects | Social media -- Political aspects | Internet and activism
Contents:
Introduction: The digital impact on social movements -- ch. 1. Social movement theories -- ch. 2. New digital capabilities and social change -- ch. 3. MoveOn.org and the Tea Party -- ch. 4. Arab Spring -- ch. 5. The Occupy Wall Street movement and its precursors -- ch. 6. Occupy Student Debt and the Dreamers -- Conclusion: The digital future of social movements.
Summary: "The emergence of new communication technologies -- such as the Internet and social media networking sites and platforms -- has strongly affected social movement activism. ... Carty examines these movements and their uses of digital technologies within the context of social movement theory and history. With a ... mix of theory and real-world examples, Social Movements and New Technology takes readers on a tour through MoveOn and Tea Party e-mail campaigns, the hacktavist tactics of Anonymous, global online protests against rapists and rape culture, and the tweets and Facebook pages that accompanied uprisings across the Arab world, Europe, and the United States. In each case study, the reader is invited to examine the movement, organization, or protest and their use of digital tools through the lens of social movement theory. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter invite critical thinking, further reflection, and debate."--Cover.
List(s) this item appears in: New Books 2017-03 (Foreign)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-213) and index.

Introduction: The digital impact on social movements -- ch. 1. Social movement theories -- ch. 2. New digital capabilities and social change -- ch. 3. MoveOn.org and the Tea Party -- ch. 4. Arab Spring -- ch. 5. The Occupy Wall Street movement and its precursors -- ch. 6. Occupy Student Debt and the Dreamers -- Conclusion: The digital future of social movements.

"The emergence of new communication technologies -- such as the Internet and social media networking sites and platforms -- has strongly affected social movement activism. ... Carty examines these movements and their uses of digital technologies within the context of social movement theory and history. With a ... mix of theory and real-world examples, Social Movements and New Technology takes readers on a tour through MoveOn and Tea Party e-mail campaigns, the hacktavist tactics of Anonymous, global online protests against rapists and rape culture, and the tweets and Facebook pages that accompanied uprisings across the Arab world, Europe, and the United States. In each case study, the reader is invited to examine the movement, organization, or protest and their use of digital tools through the lens of social movement theory. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter invite critical thinking, further reflection, and debate."--Cover.

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