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The Resource Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster

Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster

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Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age
Title
Anti-war activism
Title remainder
new media and protest in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This thoroughly interdisciplinary book is the first major study of the antiwar movement after the recent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Brimming with empirical material that comes from two years of fieldwork and capturing the passions of its subjects, Anti-War Activism addresses post-9/11 circumstances, the character of Information War that promotes 'symbolic struggles' and the changed information environment of war. The book looks at what use activists make of new technologies to organize as well as to campaign, assessing the use of mobile phones, email and the web. It considers the production of the movement's alternative communication networks along with its connections with both major and emerging independent media.The book reflects on how anti-war groups seek to use such media to represent themselves and their cause, and how their political identities are maintained and challenged.The book documents the anti-war movement's coalitions and alliances - the tensions and strengths that come from feminists marching with patriarchs, the secular joining with the religiously committed - while paying close attention to the distinctive involvement of Muslim participation. It explores the national and international scale of such alliances and global days of protest. It reflects on how anti-war groups adopt new technologies and utilize its possibilities such as interactivity and collective content creation, and how members cope with information overload by intensive filtering."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Gillan, Kevin
Dewey number
327.17209410905
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ5584.G7
LC item number
G55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Pickerill, Jenny
  • Webster, Frank
Series statement
New security challenges series
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  • Peace movements
  • Peace movements
Label
Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226357112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9780230574496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226357112
Label
Anti-war activism : new media and protest in the information age, Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226357112
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 230 pages
Isbn
9780230574496
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)226357112

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