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The Resource Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster

Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster

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Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age
Title
Anti-war activism
Title remainder
new media and protest in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This thoroughly interdisciplinary book is the first major study of the antiwar movement after the recent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Brimming with empirical material that comes from two years of fieldwork and capturing the passions of its subjects, Anti-War Activism addresses post-9/11 circumstances, the character of Information War that promotes 'symbolic struggles' and the changed information environment of war. The book looks at what use activists make of new technologies to organize as well as to campaign, assessing the use of mobile phones, email and the web. It considers the production of the movement's alternative communication networks along with its connections with both major and emerging independent media.The book reflects on how anti-war groups seek to use such media to represent themselves and their cause, and how their political identities are maintained and challenged.The book documents the anti-war movement's coalitions and alliances - the tensions and strengths that come from feminists marching with patriarchs, the secular joining with the religiously committed - while paying close attention to the distinctive involvement of Muslim participation. It explores the national and international scale of such alliances and global days of protest. It reflects on how anti-war groups adopt new technologies and utilize its possibilities such as interactivity and collective content creation, and how members cope with information overload by intensive filtering."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Gillan, Kevin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pickerill, Jenny
  • Webster, Frank
Series statement
New security challenges series
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  • Peace movements
  • Peace movements
Label
Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-221) and index
Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Post 9/11.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Changing Information Environment.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Representation, Beliefs and Identities.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Alliances and Fractures.
  • p. 73
  • 5.
  • Power and Borders.
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Coping with Activism.
  • p. 130
  • 7.
  • Communication Practices and Technologies.
  • p. 150
  • 8.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 182
  • App. 1.
  • Interviewees.
  • p. 195
  • App. 2.
  • Anti-War and Peace Groups.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 204
  • References.
  • p. 210
  • Index.
  • p. 222
Control code
ocn226357112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 230 p.
Isbn
9780230574496
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-221) and index
Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Post 9/11.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Changing Information Environment.
  • p. 19
  • 3.
  • Representation, Beliefs and Identities.
  • p. 41
  • 4.
  • Alliances and Fractures.
  • p. 73
  • 5.
  • Power and Borders.
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Coping with Activism.
  • p. 130
  • 7.
  • Communication Practices and Technologies.
  • p. 150
  • 8.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 182
  • App. 1.
  • Interviewees.
  • p. 195
  • App. 2.
  • Anti-War and Peace Groups.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 204
  • References.
  • p. 210
  • Index.
  • p. 222
Control code
ocn226357112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 230 p.
Isbn
9780230574496
Other physical details
ill.

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