By Veronica Barassi
Activism at the Web examines the typical 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 an enormous, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern kinds of social protest and net applied sciences.
Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic examine among 3 very various political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the ebook argues that activists’ daily web makes use of are mostly outlined via methods of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those approaches of negotiation are giving upward push to a chain of collective reports, that are outlined via the stress among activists’ democratic wishes on one part and the cultural strategies strengthened through electronic capitalism at the different. In taking a look at the stumble upon among activist cultures and electronic capitalism, the publication focuses specifically at the stress created via self-centered conversation tactics and networked-individualism, by means of 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 specialise in disruption and novelty, yet we must always in its place discover the advanced dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political economic climate of the internet and its lived critique.
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