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DIY Citizenship Critical Making and Social Media

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ISBN-10: 0262525526

ISBN-13: 9780262525527

Edition: 2014

Authors: Matt Ratto, Megan Boler, Ronald Deibert, Steve Mann, Kate Milberry

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Today, DIY -- do-it-yourself -- describes more than self-taught carpentry. Socialmedia enables DIY citizens to organize and protest in new ways (as in Egypt's "Twitterrevolution" of 2011) and to repurpose corporate content (or create new user-generated content)in order to offer political counternarratives. This book examines the usefulness and limits of DIYcitizenship, exploring the diverse forms of political participation and "critical making"that have emerged in recent years. The authors and artists in this collection describe DIY citizenswhose activities range from activist fan blogging and video production to knitting and the creationof community gardens. Contributors examine DIY…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 2/7/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Matt Ratto is Assistant Professor and Director of the Semaphore Research Cluster and theCritical Making Lab in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

Megan Boler is Associate Professor of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

Ronald J. Deibert is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.