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

By Veronica Barassi

With swift adjustments in net applied sciences and the restructuring of the web political economic climate, one of the vital priorities of our instances is the research of ways within which humans negotiate, criticise and withstand net advancements. This booklet attracts on comparative ethnographic learn among 3 very varied 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 thought, fabric tradition thought etc.), with ethnographic observations, the publication strongly criticises political financial and techno-deterministic ways. It argues that during figuring out how new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic methods, we should always now not concentrate on disruption and novelty, yet we must always as a substitute discover the complicated dialectics among transformation and continuity; among the technical and the social; among the political financial system of the internet and its lived critique.

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