Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society / Edition 1

Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society / Edition 1

by Tim Jordan
ISBN-10:
1861891229
ISBN-13:
9781861891228
Pub. Date:
01/28/2002
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
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Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society / Edition 1


Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861891228
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Series: FOCI Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


1. Societies in Pieces, Movements in Action
2. Transgression: Reforming, Reactionary and Visionary
3. Action and Dis/Organization
4. Pleasure as a State Crime
5. Culture Jamming and Semiotic Terrorism
6. Hacktivism: All Together in the Virtual
7. Ethics, Activism, Futures
References
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations

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