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Crisis and critique : a brief history of media participation in times of crisis

Author: Anne Kaun
Publisher: London : Zed Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Innovations in media inevitably have a profound impact on methods and forms of protest. Drawing on the work of key theorists such as Walter Benjamin and Raymond Williams, Crisis and Critique looks specifically at changes in media practices within the context of major historic economic crises. Anne Kaun uses richly detailed case studies from three different economic crises-- the unemployed workers’ movement during  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Kaun
ISBN: 9781783607372 1783607378 9781783607365 178360736X
OCLC Number: 944087595
Description: ix, 131 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. Protest and the media --
Economic crises and protest movements --
Protest times --
Protest spaces --
Protest speeds --
Protest technologies --
Crisis and critique. Crisis : capitalism in a permanent state of exception? Critique : filling the void? --
Protest movements' media practices --
An archaeological approach to media practices --
Archiving critique : archiving protest movements? --
Overview materials --
Conclusion : critical junctures as histories of media participation --
Protest times : the temporality of protest media practices. Mechanical speed : unemployed workers' movements --
Perpetual flow : tenants' movement --
Perpetual flow of the 1970s television --
Digital immediacy : the occupy Wall Street movement --
Conclusion : digital immediacy in the age of social media --
Protest spaces : the production of space in events of contention. The National Hunger March of 1931 --
Housing crimes trial, 6 December 1970 --
The OWS March on Brooklyn Bridge, 1 October 2011 --
From space bias to hyper-space bias --
Protest speeds : resynchronizing fast capitalism. The speed of fast capitalism --
Desynchronization --
Protest movements' re-synchronization : adaptation, abstention, attack and alternatives --
Conclusion : the speed of Quadruple A --
Conclusion. Protest technologies : pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will. Historical trajectories : media regimes of time and space --
Notes on technological determinism --
Futures of protest media.
Other Titles: Crisis & critique
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Anne Kaun provides a historical exploration of the role of media in shaping social movements and resistance to capitalism.  Read more...

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