By the ROAR Collective, www.roarmag.orgSeptember 13th, 2013 Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook A collaborative project seeks to redefine the place where activism and academia meet by promoting militant research in, about and with the movements. Natalie Bookchin, Pamela Brown, Suzahn Ebrahimian, Colectivo Enmedio, Alexandra Juhasz, Leónidas Martin, MTL, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Andrew Ross, A. Joan Saab, Marina Sitrin. Welcome to The Militant Research Handbook! It’s designed to help you answer the question: what is militant research?
Elements of Visual Advocacy The first edition of Visualising Information for Advocacy was published in October 2013 and to mark the one year anniversary we have released the second edition for free. Of course, you can still order a physical copy of our book through either our Big Cartel Storeor Amazonand if you write a blog postabout the book, we'll send you a copy for free! VISUALISING INFORMATION FOR ADVOCACY TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE Visualising Information for Advocacy is a book about how advocates and activists use visual elements in their campaigns.
Looking Backwards, Looking Forward: Cyberculture Studies 1990-2000 © David Silver, Media Studies, University of San Francisco Originally published in Web.studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age, edited by David Gauntlett (Oxford University Press, 2000): 19-30. While still an emerging field of scholarship, the study of cyberculture flourished throughout the last half of the 1990s, as witnessed in the countless monographs and anthologies published by both academic and popular presses, and the growing number of papers and panels presented at scholarly conferences from across the disciplines and around the world.
by Gabriella Coleman “Easily the best book on Anonymous.” —Julian Assange Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.” Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street).
Amelia Johns Social Inclusion, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014, pp. 71-82 Abstract This paper reviews the current literature regarding Muslim young people’s practices with the aim of examining whether these practices open up new spaces of civic engagement and political participation. The paper focuses on the experiences of young Muslims living in western societies, where, since September 11, the ability to assert claims as citizens in the public arena has diminished.
by Guiomar Rovira Sancho, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico Guiomar Rovira Sancho, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Carlos Lazo 218, int 2, Col. M.Hidalgo, cp. 14250, Mexico City, Mexico. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Published online before print July 15, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1354856514541743 ConvergenceJuly 15, 20141354856514541743 Abstract E-mail and Web pages made it possible to generate a space for global mobilization against the repression of the Zapatista indigenous rebels in the 1990s. The global justice movement that started in Seattle in 1999 extended global networks to organize action.
Edited by Ethan Zuckerman and Lorrie LeJeune Available under a Creative Commons non-commercial license Ways in which activists and scholars around the world are using digital tools for social change Book Description Increasingly, activists around the world are using digital tools to seek social change. In this online resource, activists and scholars document the use of digital tools for social change in different corners of the world. Beginning with a set of geographically diverse case studies, this site will grow to include essays on the changing nature of digital activism, examining ways these global case studies inform and challenge existing understandings of social change.