Counterpublics and the State

Counterpublics and the State

by Robert Asen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791451623

ISBN-13: 9780791451625

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: State University of New York Press

In the form of demonstrations, social movements, guerrilla warfare, and internet “hacktivism,” political dissidents or “counterpublics” challenge the state and assert themselves upon the public stage. At stake in such engagements are profound issues of political and economic redistribution, individual and collective rights, political legitimacy…  See more details below

Overview

In the form of demonstrations, social movements, guerrilla warfare, and internet “hacktivism,” political dissidents or “counterpublics” challenge the state and assert themselves upon the public stage. At stake in such engagements are profound issues of political and economic redistribution, individual and collective rights, political legitimacy, social stability, and identity. This book explores encounters between marginalized people and states to better understand the contours of social controversy and social transformation borne from conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791451625
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
SUNY series in Communication Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reconfigurations of the Public Sphere1
1Prisoners of Conscience and the Counterpublic Sphere of Prison Writing: The Stones that Start the Avalanche35
2In the Name of Reconciliation: The Faith and Works of Counterpublicity59
3ACT-ing UP in Congressional Hearings87
4The Black Press and the State: Attracting Unwanted (?) Attention111
5Representing the State in South Central Los Angeles137
6Cyber-movements, New Social Movements, and Counterpublics161
7Crafting a Virtual Counterpublic: Right-to-Die Advocates on the Internet187
8A Structural Transformation for a Global Public Sphere? The Use of New Communication Technologies by Nongovernmental Organizations and the United Nations211
9Doing Away with Suharto - and the Twin Myths of Globalization and New Social Movements235
Contributors265
Index269

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