Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital by Veronica Barassi

By Veronica Barassi

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 internet applied sciences and sheds gentle on a major, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern varieties of social protest and web applied sciences.


Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic examine among 3 very diverse political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the e-book argues that activists’ daily net makes use of are principally outlined by means of tactics of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those approaches of negotiation are giving upward push to a sequence of collective stories, that are outlined by means of the strain among activists’ democratic wishes on one facet and the cultural procedures 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 way of self-centered conversation approaches and networked-individualism, by way of company surveillance and data-mining, and by means of fast-capitalism and the temporality of immediacy.


Activism at the Web means that if we wish to know the way new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic tactics, we must always no longer specialize in disruption and novelty, yet we should always as an alternative discover the advanced dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political economic system of the net and its lived critique.

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Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism (Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research)

Activism on the internet examines the standard tensions that political activists face as they arrive to phrases with the more and more commercialized nature of internet applied sciences and sheds gentle on an immense, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern kinds of social protest and web applied sciences.

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