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Tweets and the streets : social media and contemporary activism

Author: Paolo Gerbaudo
Publisher: London : Pluto, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship between the rise of social media and the emergence of new forms of protest. Gerbaudo argues that activists' use of Twitter and Facebook does not fit with the image of a 'cyberspace' detached from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paolo Gerbaudo
ISBN: 9780745332482 074533248X 0745332498 9780745332499 9781849648004 184964800X 1849648018 9781849648011 1849648026 9781849648028
OCLC Number: 815512117
Description: vii, 194 p. : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 'Friendly' reunions: social media and the choreography of assembly --
'We are not guys of comment and like': The revolutionary coalescence of Shabab-al-Facebook --
'We are not on Facebook, we are on the streets!': The harvesting of indignation --
'The hashtag which did (not) start a revolution': The laborious adding up to the 99% --
'Follow me, but don't ask me to lead you!': Liquid organising and choreographic leadership.
Responsibility: Paolo Gerbaudo.

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An exciting and invigorating journey through the modern politics of dissent  Read more...

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'Gerbaudo's insightful observations and detailed empirical research contribute greatly to our understanding of the uses of social media in such movements' -- John Sinha, International Socialism Read more...

 
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