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Wired and Mobilizing

Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics

By Victoria Carty

Routledge – 2010 – 112 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

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Description

This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were originally constructed to describe and analyze face-to-face forms of mobilization, in order to more accurately analyze contemporary forms of protest, electoral processes, and civil society organizing.

Reviews

"Many people regard the present as a lull in political activism, certainly from the Left, although the Tea Party movement suggests that right-wing social movements are alive and well. This book challenges that assumption and suggests that the focus for organization has shifted to the Internet." Highly Recommended in CHOICE. Review by Y. R. Magrass, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Author Bio

Victoria Carty is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Chapman University.

Name: Wired and Mobilizing: Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Victoria Carty. This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of...
Categories: Sociology of Science & Technology, Political Sociology, Contemporary Social Theory