Social Movements and Media

Author: Jennifer S. Earl,Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787430987


Page: 210

View: 4875

This volume focuses on media and social movements. Contributing authors draw on cases as diverse as the Harry Potter Alliance to youth oriented, non-profit educational organizations to systematically assess how media environments, systems, and usage affect collective action in the 21st Century.

Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity

Transdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Susanne Foellmer,Margreth Lünenborg,Christoph Raetzsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315455919

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 3833

As individuals incorporate new forms of media into their daily routines, these media transform individuals’ engagement with networks of heterogeneous actors. Using the concept of media practices, this volume looks at processes of social and political transformation in diverse regions of the world to argue that media change and social change converge on a redefinition of the relations of individuals to larger collective bodies. To this end, contributors examine new collective actors emerging in the public arena through digital media or established actors adjusting to a diversified communication environment. The book offers an important contribution to a vibrant, transdisciplinary, and international field of research emerging at the intersections of communication, performance and social movement studies.

Social Movements, Memory and Media

Narrative in Action in the Italian and Spanish Student Movements

Author: Lorenzo Zamponi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319685511

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

View: 721

Cultural factors shape the symbolic environment in which contentious politics take place. Among these factors, collective memories are particularly relevant: they can help collective action by providing symbolic material from the past, but at the same time they can constrain people's ability to mobilise by imposing proscriptions and prescriptions. This book analyses the relationship between social movements and collective memories: how do social movements participate in the building of public memory? And how does public memory, and in particular the media’s representation of a contentious past, influence strategic choices in contemporary movements? To answer these questions the book draws its focus on the evolution of the representation of specific events in the Italian and Spanish student movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Furthermore, through qualitative interviews to contemporary student activists in both countries, it investigates the role of past waves of contention in shaping the present through the publicly discussed image of the past.

Social Media and Social Movements

The Transformation of Communication Patterns

Author: Barış Çoban

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498529313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1374

This edited collection examines the increased utilization of social media in daily life and its impact on social movements from the perspective of academics, researchers, and activists.

Media, Movements, and Political Change

Author: Jennifer S. Earl,Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780528809

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 9613

This volume explores the relationship between media, movements, and political change through analyses of how actors use print media and the Internet to achieve their goals. The chapters examine the role of media in the (Anti-)Abortion, Globalization, Labor, Townsend, and White Power movements as well as Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.

Gender Media Studies

Eine Einführung

Author: Margreth Lünenborg,Tanja Maier

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825238725

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2714

Klassische Medien wie Rundfunk, Film und Fernsehen sind ebenso wie die „Neuen Medien“ Internet oder Computerspiele längst Gegenstand der Geschlechterforschung. Dieses Lehrbuch macht mit Begriffen, Theorien und Problemen des Feldes vertraut und befähigt Studierende, dies auf aktuelle Phänomene anzuwenden. Die Autorinnen stellen theoretische Modelle der Geschlechterforschung vor und beschreiben ihre Anwendung in der Medienforschung. Zentrale Begriffe werden erläutert und Fragen zur methodischen Anlage von Gender Media Studies diskutiert. Zahlreiche Fallbeispiele verdeutlichen den spezifischen Ertrag der Geschlechterforschung für die Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften. Zugleich liefern sie Material, um die konkrete Umsetzung von Forschungsfragen in eigene empirische Arbeiten zu erproben. Wie wandeln sich Geschlechterverhältnisse in Journalismus und PR? Wie lassen sich Medientexte in Zeitung, Fernsehen oder Internet analysieren? Das Buch integriert sowohl sozial- als auch kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven zum Verständnis von Geschlecht im gesamten Spektrum der Medienkommunikation.

Frames of Protest

Social Movements and the Framing Perspective

Author: Hank Johnston,John A. Noakes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742580512

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 925

Frames of Protest is the only book available that brings together empirical research and theoretical essays by sociologists, political scientists, and media specialists that focus on social movement frames and framing practices. The major themes of the framing perspective are treated: evidence for the determining influence of collective action frames, their role in protest cycles, framing practices by the state and media, their relationship to political structures, frames versus ideologies as mobilizing factors, and methods of framing research. The collection offers a state-of-the-art view of this important perspective.

Mediation and Protest Movements

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Alice Mattoni,Patrick McCurdy

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506435

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 7980

This book focuses on the processes and practices that contemporary protesters use when acting with (and through) media. It covers both online and off-line contexts, as well as mainstream and alternative media. It bridges the gap between social-movement theory and media and communication studies. It is an important text for students and scholars of media and social change at both a local and transnational level. Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which their messages spread. Correcting that imbalance, "Mediation and Protest Movements" explores the nature of the relationship between protest movements, media representation, and communication strategies and tactics. This approach privileges the processes and practices of interacting with and through media and thus analyses the media and communications strategies and tactics of contemporary protest movements in both online and offline contexts. It also considers media environment(s) in their complexity: from mainstream to alternative media, from traditional to new media outlets. By addressing the transnational level of contention it appeals to a wide international audience interested in how protest movements at a local as well as a transnational level engage in mediation processes and develop media practices across the globe

Technology, Media and Social Movements

Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya,Kevin Gillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138368965


Page: 128

View: 809

This book offers an interdisciplinary set of contributions from leading scholars, and explores the complex relationship between media, technology and social movements. It provides a valuable resource for scholars and students working in this rapidly developing field. Providing theoretical engagement with contemporary debates in the field of social movements and new media, the book also includes a theoretical overview of central contemporary debates, a re-evaluation of theories of social movement communication, and a critical overview of media ecology and media approaches in social movement scholarship. The theoretical contributions are also developed though empirical case studies from around the world, including the use of Facebook in student protests in the UK, the way power operates in Anonymous, the "politics of mundanity" in China, the emotional dynamics on Twitter of India's Nirbhaya protest, and analysis of Twitter networks in the transnational feminist campaign 'Take Back The Tech '. This book was originally published as a special issue of Social Movement Studies.

Global Citizens

Social Movements and the Challenge of Globalization

Author: Marjorie Mayo

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1848136870

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1291

The dawn of the twenty-first century has been accompanied by an upsurge of anti-capitalist campaigning, challenging the very basis of the New World Economic order. Dramatic events such as the protests from Seattle to Genoa, have captured media headlines. But media headlines leave key questions unanswered, questions about the ultimate significance of the challenges posed by global social movements and the development of civil society, both South and North. This book sets out to explore the lessons from these experiences of social mobilisation. How can non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and the labour and trade union movement develop effective campaigning alliances – without becoming institutionalised and incorporated themselves? How can they maintain an effective balance between winning immediate gains without losing sight of longer-term strategies for transformation? How can they work with celebrities to gain media attention -- without losing control of the message? And how can social movements develop organisational forms that are genuinely representative and democratically accountable, globally? These questions are explored through case studies of particular networks, movements and campaigns, to tackle the causes of social inequality and social injustice. It concludes by exploring lessons for building global challenges to neo-liberal agendas and developing more transformatory approaches.

Social Movements and New Technology

Author: Victoria Carty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813345871

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6130

The emergence of new information communication technologies—such as the Internet and social media networking sites and platforms—has strongly affected social movement activism. In this compelling and timely book, Victoria Carty examines these movements and their uses of digital technologies within the context of social movement theory and history. With an accessible and unique 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 and further reflection and debate.

Media Movements

Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America

Author: María Soledad Segura,Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783604654

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4079

*Winner of the AEJMC-Knudson Latin America Prize 2017* Social movements throughout contemporary Latin America are successfully influencing and shaping media policy. In this highly original, detailed, and in-depth study, Silvio Waisbord and María Soledad Segura scrutinize the goals, tactics, and impact of civic media movements across the region, demonstrating the full extent of media activism on domestic policy and politics. Media Movements goes beyond simple conceptions of 'the national' versus 'the global' to reveal the complicated process of media policy-making, and to evaluate the significance of local political elites and citizens, global actors, and legal frameworks. With success rates varying across the region, the authors offer an assessment of the impact of citizens' mobilization on policy-making, as well as the effects of legislation on ownership, funding, community media, non-profit media, and public media.


überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517


Page: 411

View: 5472

Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Social Movements and Globalization

How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World

Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137402164

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 5106

Globalization and social movements are inextricably linked. Contemporary social movements both shape and are shaped by globalization. Social Movements and Globalization explores this link, providing a fascinating insight into the dynamics, challenges and opportunities of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, whilst simultaneously revealing the effects, critiques and limitations of globalization. Engaging and accessible, the book's comprehensive introduction to the definitions, theories and debates surrounding social movements and globalization is richly illustrated by case studies from around the world - from Anonymous, to 15-M/Indignados, to the Zapatistas, the Arab Spring and more. In drawing on cutting-edge research, up-to-date analysis, and offering coverage of key areas of study - with chapters on the 'Global Justice Movement', cultural resistance, media, cyberactivism and the recent 'Global Protest Wave' of anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements - the book makes a vital and original contribution to a range of disciplines, not least Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Media Studies and Cultural Studies.

Social Movements

An Introduction

Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148217

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 762

Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction andcritical analysis of collective action in society today. In thisnew edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the mostrecent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individualmotivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciencesto address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations,new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements

Author: Donatella Della Porta,Mario Diani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199678405

Category: Political Science

Page: 835

View: 2147

The Handbook presents a most updated and comprehensive exploration of social movement research. It not only maps, but also expands the field of social movement studies, taking stock of recent developments in cognate areas of studies, within and beyond sociology and political science. While structured around traditional social movement concepts, each section combines the mapping of the state of the art with attempts to broaden our knowledge of social movements beyond classic theoretical agendas, and to identify the contribution that social movement studies can give to other fields of knowledge.

Social Movements for Global Democracy

Author: Jackie Smith

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080189686X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 523

This groundbreaking study sheds new light on the struggle to define the course of globalization. Synthesizing extensive research on transnational activism, Social Movements for Global Democracy shows how transnational networks of social movement activists—democratic globalizers—have worked to promote human rights and ecological sustainability over the predominant neoliberal system of economic integration. Using case studies of recent and ongoing campaigns for global justice, Jackie Smith provides valuable insight into whether and how these activists are succeeding. She argues that democratic globalizers could be more effective if they presented a united front organized around a global vision that places human rights and ecological stability foremost and if they were to directly engage governments and the United Nations. Illuminating the deep-seated struggles between two visions of globalization, Smith reveals a network of activists who have long been working to democratize the global political system. -- Dana M. Williams

Alternative Media and Politics of Resistance

A Communication Perspective

Author: Joshua D. Atkinson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105173

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 177

View: 1267

Scholars of journalism and media studies have illustrated the production of alternative media as a means for activists to generate dissent, while communication scholars have examined activists’ performances and image events as challenges to dominant power structures. The approaches of both fields have contributed to academic understanding of social movements in modern society, but until now, their findings have emerged separate from one another. This book brings together both lines of research, and demonstrates the role of alternative media in the performance of resistance against power structures by contemporary activists. Specifically, the book explores the role of alternative media in the establishment of activist networks in local communities; the role of alternative media in the construction of strategies of resistance by networked activists; and the role of interactivity between local and global networks in production of alternative media content. The book is suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses concerning social movements within the fields of communication, media, and journalism.

Social Movements and the New State

The Fate of Pro-Democracy Organizations When Democracy Is Won

Author: Brian K. Grodsky

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783667

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 9140

The world's democracies cheered as the social movements of the Arab Spring ended the reigns of longstanding dictators and ushered in the possibility of democracy. Yet these unique transitions also fit into a broader pattern of democratic breakthroughs around the globe, where political leaders emerge from the pro-democracy movement that helped affect change. In Social Movements and the New State, Brian Grodsky examines the relationships between new political elites and the civil society organizations that brought them to power in three culturally and geographically disparate countries—Poland, South Africa, and Georgia. This book argues that the identities and personal networks developed during the struggle provide "movement activists" with opportunities to influence minor issues, but that new and differing institutional pressures create schisms on broader policy that can turn prior bonds into a liability rather than an asset. Drawing on media analyses and more than 150 elite interviews, Grodsky offers a rare empirical assessment of the degree to which social movement organizations shape activists' beliefs and actions over the long term.

Die digitale Gesellschaft

Netzpolitik, Bürgerrechte und die Machtfrage

Author: Markus Beckedahl,Falk Lüke

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423413956

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 8255

Viele politische Aktivitäten, die das Internet betreffen, sind sinnlos, weil sie auf mangelnde Sachkenntnis zurückgehen oder technisch und juristisch mangelhaft durchdacht sind. Das gilt für jederzeit umgehbare Internetsperren gegen Kinderpornografie wie für Forderungen, die Anonymität im Netz aufzuheben. Nicht nur die chinesischen Dissidenten haben Pseudonyme, schon Tucholsky und Brandt hatten sie, und mit gutem Grund. Die digitale Vernetzung ist innerhalb kurzer Zeit zu einem zentralen Bestandteil unseres Lebens (und nicht nur unseres, wie man z. B. an der arabischen Revolution sieht) geworden. Auf der anderen Seite ist überhaupt noch nicht geklärt, welche rechtlichen, politischen und gesellschaftlichen Grundlagen im Spannungsfeld zwischen freiem Datenfluss und klaren Regelungen für die Zukunft tragfähig sind. Es gibt neue Verteilungskonflikte – und die Machtfrage stellt sich in dieser Welt ebenso wie in der analogen.