This volume addresses these key issues through an analysis of important theoretical debates on issues such as digital democracy, cultural politics and transnational communities.
Featuring contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, the book contains a series of case studies on new social movements including campaigns on the environment, gender, animal rights and human rights. It combines cutting edge research with theoretical material and makes an important contribution to this highly topical and rapidly growing area.
This book will be invaluable reading for students in areas including Politics, Communications and IT, Sociology and Cultural Studies.
1. A New Politics? Frank Webster Part I - New Media, Politics and Culture 2.Democracy in the Information Age: the role of the Fourth Estate in cyberspace Howard Tumber 3. From media politics to e-protest? The use of popular culture and new media in parties and social movements John Street and Alan Scott 4. Proximity politics John Tomlinson 5. The future of public media cultures: morality, ethics and ambivalence Nick Stevenson 6. Contested power: political sociology in the Information Age Kate Nash 7. A moment of moral remaking: the death of Diana, Princess of Wales Sasha Roseneil Part II - New Social Movements 8. Social movement networks: virtual and real Mario Diani 9. Information Technology and new forms of organizing? Translocalism and networks in Friends of the Earth Neil Washbourne 10. Weaving a Green Web: environmental protest and computer mediated communication in Britain Jenny Pickerill 11. Grassroots environmental movements: mobilisation in an information age Alan Dordoy and Mary Mellor 12. Globalization, citizenship and technology: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) meets the Internet Peter (Jay) Smith and Elizabeth Smythe References Index