Global Activism, Global Media

ISBN-10: 074532195X
ISBN-13: 9780745321950
Edition: 2005
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Description: This work brings together activists and academics to explore the theory and practice of global activism's relation to all forms of media, mainstream and otherwise. They examine how global activism is represented in the mainstream, and explain the  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 2/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This work brings together activists and academics to explore the theory and practice of global activism's relation to all forms of media, mainstream and otherwise. They examine how global activism is represented in the mainstream, and explain the strategies that activists adopt to spread their own ideas.

Martin Shaw is a mythologist, storyteller, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide based in Devonshire, England. Shaw gave up a lucrative music contract to pursue the study of myth while living for four years in a tent in the wilderness of Wales. An international teacher, he tours the United States and Canada annually and is visiting lecturer on Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Leadership program at Oxford University.

Introduction
Global civil society, global public sphere and global activism
Networks of knowledge and practice : global civil society and global communications
Media and the global public sphere : an evaluative approach
Social movements and global activism
Between a political-institutional past and a communicational-networked future? : reflections on the Third World Social Forum, 2003
From Aldermaston marcher to Internet activist
Global activism and mainstream media
Dying for diamonds : the mainstream media and NGOs - a case study of ActionAid
The power and limits of media-based international oppositional politics - a case study : the Brent Spar conflict
The World Development Movement : access and representation of globalisation - activism in the mainstream press
Peace activism and western wars : social movements in mass-mediated global politics
Global activism and activist media
Activist media, civil society and social movements
If it leads it bleeds : the participatory newsmaking of the Independent Media Centre
Transgender activism and the Net : global activism or casualty of globalisation
Bridging the gap : from the margins to the mainstream
Civil society organisations and the Internet : the case of Amnesty International, Oxfam and the World Development Movement

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