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Global Activism, Global Media
Edited by: Wilma de Jong, Martin Shaw, Neil Stammers
- ISBN: 9780745321950
- Extent: 248pp
- Release Date: 20 Feb 2005
- Size: 215mm x 135mm
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: 4 photographs, 2 figures
- Category: Media Studies
Radical political activist movements are growing all the time. Activist politics have come to influence 'mainstream' politics over fundamental issues such as trade, gender relations, the environment and war.
This book brings together activists and academics in one volume, to explore the theory and practice of global activism's relation to all forms of media, mainstream and otherwise. The contributors examine how global activism is represented in the mainstream press and explain the strategies that activists adopt to spread their own ideas.
Investigating Indymedia and internet activism, they show how transformations in communications technology offer new possibilities, and explain how activists have successfully used and developed their own media. Case studies and topics include the world social forums, an example of a campaign from the NGO Action Aid, a campaign strategy from an internet activist, Greenpeace and the Brent Spar conflict, the World Development Movement and representations in the mainstream press, the Independent Media Centre, transgender activism on the net, Amnesty International, Oxfam and the internet.
About The Author
Wilma de Jong is a lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. She has been an independent filmmaker for 12 years and produced prizewinning films on social and political subjects.
Martin Shaw is Professor of International Relations and Politics at the University of Sussex where he helped to found the Global Justice and Political Violence research network.
Neil Stammers is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, University of Sussex. He is the author of Civil Liberties in Britain During the Second World War (1983), and co-editor of Global Activism, Global Media (Pluto Press, 2005).