Stefania Milan’s book is about the interaction between social movements and how they use media technologies. Her main premise is that communication technologies are instrumental in giving social movements a voice, and that beyond this, they are part of the impact of the social movements and they affect the way these movements operate. She calls the real life use of media in social movement activism “Emancipatory Communication Practices,” which she treats as a function of technological development that in return changes the political culture.
Bibliographical noteReference text: Caroll WK, Hackett RA (2014) Democratic media activism through the lens of social movement theory. Media, Culture, and Society 28(1): 83–104.
Downing JDH (2000) Radical Media: Rebellious Communication and Social Movements. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Downing JDH (2010) Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
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- radical media
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