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Digital activism decoded : the new mechanics of change / Mary Joyce, editor.

Contributor(s): Joyce, Mary (Mary C.) [editor.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : International Debate Education Association, [2010]Copyright date: c2010Description: xi, 228 paes ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781932716603; 1932716602Subject(s): Information technology -- Political aspects | Internet -- Political aspects | Cyberspace -- Political aspects | Social movements | Protest movements | Communication and mass media July2020Genre/Form: -- Reading book DDC classification: 303.4840285 Summary: "The media has recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change: from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American non-profits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters. These stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, but have not yet been viewed holistically as a new field of human endeavor. We call this field "digital activism" and its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in this book."--Pub. desc.
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"The media has recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change: from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American non-profits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters. These stories have been published, discussed, extolled, and derided, but have not yet been viewed holistically as a new field of human endeavor. We call this field "digital activism" and its dynamics, practices, misconceptions, and possible futures are presented together for the first time in this book."--Pub. desc.

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