Activism on the Web: Everyday Struggles against Digital by Veronica Barassi

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 net applied sciences and sheds mild on a major, but under-investigated, size of the connection among modern sorts of social protest and net applied sciences.

Drawing on anthropological and ethnographic study among 3 very assorted political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, the e-book argues that activists’ daily net makes use of are mostly outlined via strategies of negotiation with electronic capitalism. those approaches of negotiation are giving upward thrust to a chain of collective studies, that are outlined by means of the strain among activists’ democratic wishes on one facet and the cultural tactics strengthened through electronic capitalism at the different. In taking a look at the come across among activist cultures and electronic capitalism, the e-book focuses specifically at the stress created by means of self-centered conversation techniques and networked-individualism, through 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 procedures, we should always no longer specialize in disruption and novelty, yet we should always as an alternative discover the complicated dialectics among electronic discourses and electronic practices; among the technical and the social; among the political economic system of the internet and its lived critique.

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