Social Movements and Media

Author: Jennifer S. Earl,Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787431754

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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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.
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Media Practices, Social Movements, and Performativity

Transdisciplinary Approaches

Author: Susanne Foellmer,Margreth Lünenborg,Christoph Raetzsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315455919

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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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.
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Social Media and Social Movements

The Transformation of Communication Patterns

Author: Barış Çoban

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498529313

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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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.
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Frames of Protest

Social Movements and the Framing Perspective

Author: Hank Johnston,John A. Noakes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538078

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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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.
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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

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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.
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Mediation and Protest Movements

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Alice Mattoni,Patrick McCurdy

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506435

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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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
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Social Movements and New Technology

Author: Victoria Carty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429961669

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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The emergence of new 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 hacktivist 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.
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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

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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.
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Social Movements and Protest

Author: Gemma Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521196361

Category: Political Science

Page: 295

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This lively textbook integrates theory and methodology and includes contemporary examples, case studies and debates to encourage critical engagement.
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Media, Movements, and Political Change

Author: Jennifer S. Earl,Deana A. Rohlinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780528809

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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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.
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