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Culture and Politics in the Information Age : A New Politics? - Frank Webster

Culture and Politics in the Information Age

A New Politics?

By: Frank Webster (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th June 2001
ISBN: 9780415246361
Number Of Pages: 231

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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.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
A new politics?p. 1
New media, politics and culturep. 15
Democracy in the Information Age: the role of the Fourth Estate in cyberspacep. 17
From media politics to e-protest? The use of popular culture and new media in parties and social movementsp. 32
Proximity politicsp. 52
The future of public media cultures: morality, ethics and ambivalencep. 63
Contested power: political sociology in the Information Agep. 81
A moment of moral remaking: the death of Diana, Princess of Walesp. 96
New social movementsp. 115
Social movement networks: virtual and realp. 117
Information Technology and new forms of organising? Translocalism and networks in Friends of the Earthp. 129
Weaving a Green Web: environmental protest and computer-mediated communication in Britainp. 142
Grassroots environmental movements: mobilisation in an Information Agep. 167
Globalisation, citizenship and technology: the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) meets the Internetp. 183
Referencesp. 207
Indexp. 224
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ISBN: 9780415246361
ISBN-10: 0415246369
Series: Transnationalism
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 7th June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 15.8  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1