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Articulating Dissent

Articulating Dissent

Protest and the Public Sphere

by Pollyanna Ruiz

An analysis of the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on mainstream media
Articulating Dissent analyses the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on a mainstream media unaccustomed to fractured articulations of dissent.

Pollyanna Ruiz shows how coalition protest movements against austerity, war and globalisation build upon the communicative strategies of older single issue campaigns such as the anti-criminal justice bill protests and the women's peace movement. She argues that such protest groups are dismissed in the mainstream for not articulating a 'unified position' and explores the way in which contemporary protesters stemming from different traditions maintain solidarity.

Articulating Dissent investigates the ways in which this diversity, inherent to coalition protest, affects the movement of ideas from the political margins to the mainstream. In doing so this book offers an insightful and original analysis of the protest coalition as a developing political form.

Pollyanna Ruiz is a Lecturer of Media and Communication in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex. She is the author of Articulating Dissent: Protest and the Public Sphere (Pluto, 2014).

'A valuable re-examination of the question of protest, mediation and the public sphere' - Joss Hands, author of @ is For Activism: Dissent Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture 'An impressively wide-ranging and balanced book, drawing on different sources, perspectives and a variety of methods and cases. Up-to date and multidisciplinary. Highly recommended to anyone interested in communication, protest and social movements' - Luke Martell, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sussex
1. Unmasking Domination
2. The Paradox of the Frontier
3. Networked Uprisings
4. Into the Streets
5. Unsettling Spaces
6. Austerity Measures and National Narrative
Bibliography and Sources
Published by Pluto Press in Jun 2014
Paperback ISBN: 9780745333052
eBook ISBN: 9781849648868

232 pages

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