Citizen Media and Public Spaces

Diverse Expressions of Citizenship and Dissent Edited by Mona Baker & Bolette B. Blaagaard 2016, Routledge Paperback: 9781138847651 Hardback: 9781138847644 Table of contents Reviews Purchasing/ordering options Abstracts Free PDF download available, courtesy of Routledge:  Chapter 1: ‘Reconceptualizing Citizen Media: A Preliminary Charting of a Complex Domain‘ by Mona Baker and Bolette B. Blaagaard Citizen Media and Public Spaces presents a pioneering exploration of citizen media […]

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A Theory of Nonviolent Action

HOW CIVIL RESISTANCE WORKS STELLAN VINTHAGEN Distributed for Zed Books 224 pages Paper $29.95, ISBN: 9781780325156 Published November 2015 Cloth $95.00, ISBN: 9781780320540 Published November 2015 In this ground-breaking and much-needed book, Stellan Vinthagen provides the first major systematic attempt to develop a theory of nonviolent action since Gene Sharp’s seminal The Politics of Nonviolent Action in 1973. Employing a rich collection of […]

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Transformative Works and Fan Activism

Special Issue of TWC (Transformative Works and Cultures), Volume 10, 2012 Edited by Henry Jenkins and Sangita Shresthova, University of Southern California Table of Contents Editorial Up, up, and away! The power and potential of fan activism Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova HTML Theory Fandom meets activism: Rethinking civic and political participation Melissa M. Brough, Sangita Shresthova HTML “Cultural acupuncture”: Fan activism […]

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Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age

2nd Edition,  Manuel Castells, Polity, 2015 Networks of Outrage and Hope is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to the social protests in Turkey, Brazil and elsewhere. While these and similar social movements differ […]

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The future of the Egyptian revolution

Egypt may today look like a tragic example of why mass protest is doomed, but the turmoil of the five years since Tahrir Square has unleashed a will for change and a resistance to power among ordinary citizens that could yet transform the country, and maybe the world Jack Shenker The Guardian, Saturday 16 January 2016  The video is shot from […]

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‘THE EGYPTIANS: A RADICAL STORY’ – PUBLISHED JANUARY 2016

By Jack Shenker A book exploring Egypt’s revolution and counter-revolution from below, published by Allen Lane / Penguin – Available now to pre-order – Egypt: 2011-16 “Egypt’s revolutionary turmoil has been misunderstood, and a great deal of that misunderstanding has been deliberate.” Five years on from the start of Egypt’s revolution, and counter-revolution, ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story’ interrogates the […]

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Social Movements in Egypt and Iran

Tara Povey ISBN 9781137379009 Publication Date March 2015 Formats Ebook (PDF) HardcoverEbook (EPUB) Publisher Palgrave Macmillan Series Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements The contemporary movements seen on the streets of the Middle East today have their roots in a rich history of social and political struggle in the region. Since the 1990s, large-scale social movements have mobilised millions […]

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THE NEW ANARCHISTS

New Left Review 13, January-February 2002 DAVID GRAEBER Is the ‘anti-globalization movement’ anything of the kind? Active resistance is true globalization, David Graeber maintains, and its repertoire of forms is currently coming from the arsenal of a reinvented anarchism. It’s hard to think of another time when there has been such a gulf between intellectuals and activists; between theorists of […]

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Overview of L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze, avec Claire Parnet

  Gilles Deleuze’s ABC Primer, with Claire Parnet, Directed by Pierre-André Boutang (1996)   Full reference to published set of DVDs: Deleuze, Giles (1996/2011) Gilles Deleuze from A-Z, with Claire Parnet, directed by Pierre-André Boutang, translated by Charles J. Stivale, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.           Overview prepared by Charles J. Stivale, Romance Languages & Literatures, Wayne […]

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Reinventing democracy

Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that one of the global justice movement’s key innovations has been its approach to democratic decision-making December 2009, in Red Pepper It was getting late on day two of seemingly hopeless meetings. The assembly hall was full, but the energy with which the discussion began was waning fast. People had travelled to Paris from across Europe for this European […]

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