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

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By Veronica Barassi

With fast adjustments in net applied sciences and the restructuring of the net political economic system, probably the most priorities of our instances is the research of ways during which humans negotiate, criticise and face up to internet advancements. This ebook attracts on comparative ethnographic study among 3 very diverse political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, exploring how activists think, comprehend and event net applied sciences as instruments of political critique.

Combining key social theories (Critical Marxism, Actor-Network conception, fabric tradition thought etc.), with ethnographic observations, the e-book strongly criticises political monetary and techno-deterministic techniques. It argues that during realizing how new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic methods, we must always no longer specialise in disruption and novelty, yet we must always as an alternative discover the advanced dialectics among transformation and continuity; among the technical and the social; among the political economic climate of the net and its lived critique.

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