Culture and Politics in the Information Age: A New Politics?

Culture and Politics in the Information Age: A New Politics?

by Frank Webster
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415246369

ISBN-13: 9780415246361

Pub. Date: 07/10/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume addresses these key issues through an analysis of important theoretical debates on issues such as digital democracy, cultural politics and transnational communities.
Featuring contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, the book contains a series of case studies on new social movements including campaigns on the environment, gender, animal rights

Overview

This volume addresses these key issues through an analysis of important theoretical debates on issues such as digital democracy, cultural politics and transnational communities.
Featuring contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, the book contains a series of case studies on new social movements including campaigns on the environment, gender, animal rights and human rights. It combines cutting edge research with theoretical material and makes an important contribution to this highly topical and rapidly growing area.
This book will be invaluable reading for students in areas including Politics, Communications and IT, Sociology and Cultural Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415246361
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Series:
Transnationalism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
List of contributorsix
List of abbreviationsxiii
1A new politics?1
Part INew media, politics and culture15
2Democracy in the Information Age: the role of the Fourth Estate in cyberspace17
3From media politics to e-protest? The use of popular culture and new media in parties and social movements32
4Proximity politics52
5The future of public media cultures: morality, ethics and ambivalence63
6Contested power: political sociology in the Information Age81
7A moment of moral remaking: the death of Diana, Princess of Wales96
Part IINew social movements115
8Social movement networks: virtual and real117
9Information Technology and new forms of organising? Translocalism and networks in Friends of the Earth129
10Weaving a Green Web: environmental protest and computer-mediated communication in Britain142
11Grassroots environmental movements: mobilisation in an Information Age167
12Globalisation, citizenship and technology: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) meets the Internet183
References207
Index224

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