Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Wired and Mobilizing

Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics, 1st Edition

By Victoria Carty


112 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were originally constructed to describe and analyze face-to-face forms of mobilization, in order to more accurately analyze contemporary forms of protest, electoral processes, and civil society organizing.


"Many people regard the present as a lull in political activism, certainly from the Left, although the Tea Party movement suggests that right-wing social movements are alive and well. This book challenges that assumption and suggests that the focus for organization has shifted to the Internet." Highly Recommended in CHOICE. Review by Y. R. Magrass, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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About the Author

Victoria Carty is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Chapman University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

Books in this series consider social science aspects of science studies. Authors discuss how science is socially situated and mediated, how science and technology are shaped by society and society by science and technology. Books will consider the social impact of new technologies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Web / Social Networking
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General