From Sit-Ins to #revolutions: Media and the Changing Nature of Protests (Hardcover)
From Sit-Ins to #revolutionsexamines the evolution and growth of digital activism, while at once outlining how scholars theorize and conceptualize the field through new methodologies.
As it closely examines the role that social and digital media play in enabling protests, this volume probes the interplay between historical and contemporary protests, emancipation and empowerment, and online and offline protest activities. Drawn from academic and activist communities, the contributors look beyond often-studied mass action events in the USA, UK, and Australia to also incorporate perspectives from overlooked regions such as Aboriginal Australia, Thailand, Mexico, India, Jamaica and Black America. From illustrating the allure of political action to a closer look at how digital activists use new technologies to push toward reform, From Sit-Ins to #revolutions promises to shed new light on key questions within activism, from campaign organization and leadership to messaging and direct action.
About the Author
Olivia Guntarik is an Associate Professor at RMIT University, Australia, who researches the intersections and influences of creativity and technology on activism. Her work draws on art as tools for change, empowerment and dialogue. Victoria Grieve-Williams is an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Australia, who utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to progress transnational Indigenous knowledges. She is engaged with new theoretical approaches to dealing with global inequalities.