Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Book

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era


  • Author : Francis L. F. Lee
  • Publisher : Oxford Studies in Digital Poli
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0190856785

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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Excerpt :

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into the dynamics of protest movements around the world. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest participation, and give rise to new protest formations. Meanwhile, conventional media remains an important arena where protesters and their targets contest for public support. This book examines the role of the media -- understood as an integrated system comprised of both conventional media institutions and digital media platforms -- in the formation and dynamics of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. During this time, twenty percent of the local population would join the demonstration, the most large-scale and sustained act of civil disobedience in Hong Kong's history -- and the largest public protest campaign in China since the 1989 student movement in Beijing. On the surface, this movement was not unlike other large-scale protest movements that have occurred around the world in recent years. However, it was distinct in how bottom-up processes evolved into a centrally organized, programmatic movement with concrete policy demands. In this book, Francis L. F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan connect the case of the Umbrella Movement to recent theorizations of new social movement formations. Here, Lee and Chan analyze how traditional mass media institutions and digital media combined with on-the-ground networks in such a way as to propel citizen participation and the evolution of the movement as a whole. As such, they argue that the Umbrella Movement is important in the way it sheds light on the rise of digital-media-enabled social movements, the relationship between digital media platforms and legacy media institutions, the power and limitations of such occupation protests and new "act

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Book

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era


  • Author : Francis L.F. Lee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190856809

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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Excerpt :

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into the dynamics of protest movements around the world. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest participation, and give rise to new protest formations. Meanwhile, conventional media remains an important arena where protesters and their targets contest for public support. This book examines the role of the media -- understood as an integrated system comprised of both conventional media institutions and digital media platforms -- in the formation and dynamics of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. During this time, twenty percent of the local population would join the demonstration, the most large-scale and sustained act of civil disobedience in Hong Kong's history -- and the largest public protest campaign in China since the 1989 student movement in Beijing. On the surface, this movement was not unlike other large-scale protest movements that have occurred around the world in recent years. However, it was distinct in how bottom-up processes evolved into a centrally organized, programmatic movement with concrete policy demands. In this book, Francis L. F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan connect the case of the Umbrella Movement to recent theorizations of new social movement formations. Here, Lee and Chan analyze how traditional mass media institutions and digital media combined with on-the-ground networks in such a way as to propel citizen participation and the evolution of the movement as a whole. As such, they argue that the Umbrella Movement is important in the way it sheds light on the rise of digital-media-enabled social movements, the relationship between digital media platforms and legacy media institutions, the power and limitations of such occupation protests and new "act

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Book

Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era


  • Author : Francis Lap Fung Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Mass media
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 0190856815

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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era Excerpt :

For 79 days in 2014, Hong Kong became the focus of international attention due to a public demonstration for genuine democracy that would become known as the Umbrella Movement. On the surface, this movement was not unlike other large-scale protest movements that have occurred in recent years. However, it was distinct in how bottom-up processes evolved into a centrally organized, programmatic movement with concrete policy demands. This text analyzes how traditional mass media institutions and digital media combined with on-the-ground networks in such a way as to propel citizen participation and the evolution of the movement as a whole.

Take Back Our Future Book
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Take Back Our Future


  • Author : Ching Kwan Lee
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501740930

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Take Back Our Future Excerpt :

In a comprehensive and theoretically novel analysis, Take Back Our Future unveils the causes, processes, and implications of the 2014 seventy-nine-day occupation movement in Hong Kong known as the Umbrella Movement. The essays presented here by a team of experts with deep local knowledge ask: how and why had a world financial center known for its free-wheeling capitalism transformed into a hotbed of mass defiance and civic disobedience? Take Back Our Future argues that the Umbrella Movement was a response to China's internal colonization strategies—political disenfranchisement, economic subsumption, and identity reengineering—in post-handover Hong Kong. The contributors outline how this historic and transformative movement formulated new cultural categories and narratives, fueled the formation and expansion of civil society organizations and networks both for and against the regime, and spurred the regime's turn to repression and structural closure of dissent. Although the Umbrella Movement was fraught with internal tensions, Take Back Our Future demonstrates that the movement politicized a whole generation of people who had no prior experience in politics, fashioned new subjects and identities, and awakened popular consciousness.

The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies Book

The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies


  • Author : Nils B. Weidmann
  • Publisher : Oxford Studies in Digital Poli
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190918309

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The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies Excerpt :

" Eight years after the Arab Spring there is still much debate over the link between Internet technology and protest against authoritarian regimes. While the debate has advanced beyond the simple question of whether the Internet is a tool of liberation or one of surveillance and propaganda, theory and empirical data attesting to the circumstances under which technology benefits autocratic governments versus opposition activists is scarce. In this book, Nils B. Weidmann and Espen Geelmuyden R2d offer a broad theory about why and when digital technology is used for one end or another, drawing on detailed empirical analyses of the relationship between the use of Internet technology and protest in autocracies. By leveraging new sub-national data on political protest and Internet penetration, they present analyses at the level of cities in more than 60 autocratic countries. The book also introduces a new methodology for estimating Internet use, developed in collaboration with computer scientists and drawing on large-scale observations of Internet traffic at the local level. Through this data, the authors analyze political protest as a process that unfolds over time and space, where the effect of Internet technology varies at different stages of protest. They show that violent repression and government institutions affect whether Internet technology empowers autocrats or activists, and that the effect of Internet technology on protest varies across different national environments. "--

Digital Media  Online Activism  and Social Movements in Korea Book

Digital Media Online Activism and Social Movements in Korea


  • Author : Hojeong Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793642295

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Digital Media Online Activism and Social Movements in Korea Excerpt :

Digital Media, Online Activism, and Social Movements in Korea studies online activism and its impacts on society by highlighting how various forms of social movements have been mobilized in Korea. This book analyzes how people have utilized the development of digital media to facilitate social movements and effect change.

Digital Protest and Activism in Public Education Book

Digital Protest and Activism in Public Education


  • Author : Izhak Berkovich
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838671020

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Digital Protest and Activism in Public Education Excerpt :

This book addresses this gap and employs an empirical exploration of the way in which online-based protest activity concerning public education issues is constructed, mobilised, and carried out. The authors highlight three cases of online-based mobilisations in Israel, in which teachers and parents successfully affected public education policy.

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age Book

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age


  • Author : Jennifer Stromer-Galley
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190694074

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Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age Excerpt :

As the plugged-in presidential campaign has arguably reached maturity, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age challenges popular claims about the democratizing effect of Digital Communication Technologies (DCTs). Analyzing campaign strategies, structures, and tactics from the past six presidential election cycles, Stromer-Galley reveals how, for all their vaunted inclusivity and tantalizing promise of increased two-way communication between candidates and the individuals who support them, DCTs have done little to change the fundamental dynamics of campaigns. The expansion of new technologies has presented candidates with greater opportunities to micro-target potential voters, cheaper and easier ways to raise money, and faster and more innovative ways to respond to opponents. The need for communication control and management, however, has made campaigns slow and loathe to experiment with truly interactive internet communication technologies. Citizen involvement in the campaign historically has been and, as this book shows, continues to be a means to an end: winning the election for the candidate. For all the proliferation of apps to download, polls to click, videos to watch, and messages to forward, the decidedly undemocratic view of controlled interactivity is how most campaigns continue to operate. In the fully revised second edition, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age examines election cycles from 1996, when the World Wide Web was first used for presidential campaigning, through 2016 when campaigns had the full power of advertising on social media sites. As the book charts changes in internet communication technologies, it shows how, even as campaigns have moved from a mass mediated to a networked paradigm, the possibilities these shifts in interactivity seem to promise for citizen input and empowerment remain farther than a click away.

The Power of Platforms Book

The Power of Platforms


  • Author : Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Information technology
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190908850

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The Power of Platforms Excerpt :

"This chapter focuses on how the rise of platforms is changing our media environment, where publishers still control the production of news content, but platform companies increasingly control the channels through which people access it. It identifies the new, distinct, generative and relational forms of power that platforms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter exercise and examines how news publishers have responded. It argues that previously powerful and relatively independent institutions like the news media are increasingly in a position akin to that of ordinary users-they are simultaneously increasingly empowered by and dependent upon a small number of powerful platforms"--

Designing for Democracy Book

Designing for Democracy


  • Author : Jennifer Forestal
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197568750

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Designing for Democracy Excerpt :

How should we "fix" digital technologies to support democracy instead of undermining it? In Designing for Democracy, Jennifer Forestal argues that accurately evaluating the democratic potential of digital spaces means studying how the built environment--a primary component of our "modern public square"--structures our activity, shapes our attitudes, and supports the kinds of relationships and behaviors democracy requires. Drawing from a wide range ofdisciplines, she argues that "democratic spaces" must be designed with three environmental characteristics that, taken together, afford users the ability to engage in fundamental civic practices. In connecting the built environment, digital technologies, and democratic theory, Designing for Democracy providesblueprints for democracy in a digital age.

Tweeting Is Leading Book

Tweeting Is Leading


  • Author : Annelise Russell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197582268

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"Social media is changing the business of representation and lawmaker reputation-building, and this book uses the U.S. Senate to illustrate the constituent-driven nature of political communication. I offer a critical analysis of senators' communication on Twitter, the forces that shape it, and the agendas that result. Senators strategically communicate a political image that reflects their unique political persona. They have to decide what they want to be known for, crafting communications that prioritize legislation, constituent service, and party politics in ways that meet the interests of their constituencies and foster promising electoral returns. Senators' communicated, public priorities - what I term the rhetorical agenda - offers a necessary tool for understanding how senators link their carefully crafted public image with potential voters. The rhetorical agenda uses more than 180,000 lawmaker tweets to challenge what we know about representation, removing the institutional and political constraints on congressional communication and giving lawmakers a messaging platform where individual discretion is high, the relative costs are low, and someone is always watching"--

The Ubiquitous Presidency Book

The Ubiquitous Presidency


  • Author : Joshua M. Scacco
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197520635

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The Ubiquitous Presidency Excerpt :

"American democracy is in a period of striking tumult. The clash of a rapidly changing socio-technological environment and the traditional presidency has led to an upheaval in the scope and standards of executive leadership. Research on the presidency, although abundant, has been slow to adjust to changing realities associated with digital technologies, diverse audiences, and new political practices. Meanwhile, journalists and the public continue to encounter and shape emerging presidential efforts in deeply consequential ways. This book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding contemporary presidential communication: the ubiquitous presidency. Presidents harness new opportunities in the media environment to create a nearly constant and highly visible presence in political and nonpolitical arenas. They do this by trying to achieve longstanding presidential goals, namely visibility, adaptation, and control. However, in an environment where accessibility, personalization, and pluralism are omnipresent considerations, the strategies presidents use to achieve their goals are very different from what we once knew. Using this novel framework, the book undertakes one of the most expansive analyses of presidential communication to date. A wide variety of approaches-ranging from surveys and survey-experiments, to large-scale automated content and network analyses, to qualitative textual analysis-uncover new aspects of the intricate relationship between the president, news media, and the public. Focusing on the presidency since Ronald Reagan, and devoting particular attention to the cases of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, the book uncovers remarkable shifts in communication that test the institution of the presidency and, consequently, democratic governance itself"--

Credible Threat Book

Credible Threat


  • Author : Sarah Sobieraj
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190089313

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Greta Thunberg. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Anita Sarkeesian. Emma Gonzalez. When women are vocal about political and social issues, too-often they are flogged with attacks via social networking sites, comment sections, discussion boards, email, and direct message. Rather than targeting their ideas, the abuse targets their identities, pummeling them with rape threats, attacks on their appearance and presumed sexual behavior, and a cacophony of misogynistic, racist, xenophobic, and homophobic stereotypes and epithets. Like street harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace, digital harassment rejects women's implicit claims to be taken seriously as interlocutors, colleagues, and peers. Sarah Sobieraj shows that this online abuse is more than interpersonal bullying--it is a visceral response to the threat of equality in digital conversations and arenas that men would prefer to control. Thus identity-based attacks are particularly severe for those women who are seen as most out of line, such as those from racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups or who work in domains dominated by men, such as gaming, technology, politics, and sports. Feminists and women who don't conform to traditional gender norms are also frequently targeted. Drawing on interviews with over fifty women who have been on the receiving end of identity-based abuse online, Credible Threat explains why all of us should be concerned about the hostile climate women navigate online. This toxicity comes with economic, professional, and psychological costs for those targeted, but it also exacts societal-level costs that are rarely recognized: it erodes our civil liberties, diminishes our public discourse, thins the knowledge available to inform policy and electoral decision-making, and teaches all women that activism and public service are unappealing, high-risk endeavors to be avoided. Sobieraj traces these underexplored effects, showing that when identity-based attacks succeed in constraining women'

Money Code Space Book

Money Code Space


  • Author : Jack Parkin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197515099

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Money Code Space Excerpt :

Following the catastrophic events of the 2008 global financial crisis, an anonymous hacker released Bitcoin to claw back power from commercial and central banks. It quickly garnered an enthusiastic following who sought to forge a stable and democratic global economy--a world free from hierarchy and control. In their eyes, Bitcoin's underlying architecture, blockchain, hailed the dawn of decentralisation. Money Code Space shatters these emancipatory claims. In their place, Jack Parkin constructs a new framework for revealing the geographies of power that lie behind blockchain networks. Drawing on first-hand experience in cryptocurrency communities and start-up companies from Silicon Valley to London, Parkin untangles the complex web of culture, politics, and economics that truly drive decentralisation.

Digital Feminist Activism Book

Digital Feminist Activism


  • Author : Kaitlynn Mendes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190697860

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From sites like Hollaback! and Everyday Sexism, which document instances of street harassment and misogyny, to social media-organized movements and communities like #MeToo and #BeenRapedNeverReported, feminists are using participatory digital media as activist tools to speak, network, and organize against sexism, misogyny, and rape culture. As the first book-length study to examine how girls, women, and some men negotiate rape culture through the use of digital platforms, including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and mobile apps, the authors explore four primary questions: What experiences of harassment, misogyny, and rape culture are being responded to? How are participants using digital media technologies to document experiences of sexual violence, harassment, and sexism? Why are girls, women and some men choosing to mobilize digital media technologies in this way? And finally, what are the various experiences of using digital technologies to engage in activism? In order to capture these diverse experiences of doing digital feminist activism, the authors augment their analysis of this media (blog posts, tweets, and selfies) with in-depth interviews and close-observations of several online communities that operate globally. Ultimately, the book demonstrates the nuances within and between digital feminist activism and highlight that, although it may be technologically easy for many groups to engage in digital feminist activism, there remain emotional, mental, or practical barriers which create different experiences, and legitimate some feminist voices, perspectives, and experiences over others.