By Veronica Barassi
Activism at the Web examines the standard tensions that political activists face as they arrive to phrases with the more and more commercialized nature of internet applied sciences and sheds mild on a major, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern different types of social protest and net applied sciences.
Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic examine among 3 very diverse political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the publication argues that activists’ daily web makes use of are principally outlined by means of strategies of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those techniques of negotiation are giving upward push to a sequence of collective stories, that are outlined by means of the stress among activists’ democratic wishes on one facet and the cultural procedures strengthened by way of electronic capitalism at the different. In taking a look at the come upon among activist cultures and electronic capitalism, the booklet focuses specifically at the stress created by means of self-centered conversation approaches and networked-individualism, via company surveillance and data-mining, and through fast-capitalism and the temporality of immediacy.
Activism at the Web means that if we wish to know how new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic tactics, we should always no longer concentrate on disruption and novelty, yet we must always as an alternative discover the complicated dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political financial system of the internet and its lived critique.
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Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism (Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research) by Veronica Barassi