Cyberprotest: Environmental Activism Online
Manchester University Press, 2003 - 213 Seiten
Cyberprotest is an exploration of contemporary radical internet activism in Britain. It investigates the context, tensions and outcomes of environmentalists' use of the internet. Examining a wide variety of groups—from radical direct action protesters to the political lobbying of Friends of the Earth—it allows activists to speak of their experiences, challenges and innovations, providing a unique insight into the workings of frontline activism. Internet use in all levels of activism—from long-running campaigns to short-term intense tactics—is analysed in the quest to determine the value of this much-hyped technology. The book documents the negotiations and achievements of environmentalists both in dealing with the tensions of using environmentally damaging technology and in avoiding surveillance and counter-strategies. It also examines how they use the internet in a participatory manner, to aid mobilisation and to add to their tactical repertoire. It reflects upon the implications of these uses for political campaigning and identifies emerging trends in the forms and processes of the environmental movement. This book will appeal to those interested in politics and the environment or who have a concern for the politics of the internet and activism.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Politics social movements and technology
Negotiating the tensions of technoenvironmentalism
Inclusivity and changing organisational forms
Mobilisation solidarity and network cohesion
Electronic tactics and digital alternative media
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
ability able action activism activists actually addition aims alternative argued attempts audience become benefit British campaign cent chapter co-ordinator communication companies concern consequences continued contribute corporate costs create cyberspace debate Despite direct discussion distribution Earth effective employed enabled encourage environ environmental environmentalists examine example existing explored facilitated forms further Furthermore global going groups ideas importance included increased individuals influence interaction interest interviewees involved issues limited live Lyminge Forest mainstream media McSpotlight means mobilisation move movement networks operations organisation participation political possible potential practice problems processes produced protest radical reduce reflects remain response result SchNEWS sharing skills social social movement society space specific structure suggested surveillance tactics things tion views virtual