Media Activism in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Victor Pickard, Guobin Yang

Routledge
Published June 21, 2017
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9781138228023 - CAT# Y308458
Series: Shaping Inquiry in Culture, Communication and Media Studies

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Summary

Media Activism in the Digital Age captures an exciting moment in the evolution of media activism studies and offers an invaluable guide to this vibrant and evolving field of research.

Victor Pickard and Guobin Yang have assembled essays by leading scholars and activists to provide case studies of feminist, technological, and political interventions during different historical periods and at local, national, and global levels. Looking at the underlying theories, histories, politics, ideologies, tactics, strategies, and aesthetics, the book takes an expansive view of media activism. It explores how varieties of activism are mediated through communication technologies, how activists deploy strategies for changing the structures of media systems, and how governments and corporations seek to police media activism. From memes to zines, hacktivism to artivism, this volume considers activist practices involving both older kinds of media and newer digital, social, and network-based forms.

Media Activism in the Digital Age provides a useful cross-section of this growing field for both students and researchers.

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