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 gentle on a major, but under-investigated, measurement of the connection among modern varieties of social protest and net applied sciences.
Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic learn among 3 very varied political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the e-book argues that activists’ daily net makes use of are mostly outlined through approaches of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those methods of negotiation are giving upward push to a chain of collective reviews, that are outlined via the strain among activists’ democratic wishes on one facet and the cultural procedures strengthened through electronic capitalism at the different. In the come across among activist cultures and electronic capitalism, the ebook focuses particularly at the rigidity created by way of self-centered verbal exchange strategies and networked-individualism, through company surveillance and data-mining, and via 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 approaches, we should always now not concentrate on disruption and novelty, yet we must always as a substitute discover the complicated dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political economic climate of the net 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