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[liberationtech] book out: Social Movements and Their Technologies

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at
Mon Nov 11 05:53:47 PST 2013

Looks interesting, but not enough to pay $85 (or $66 with the NA
discount, but maybe plus shipping!) for.. Maybe you need to find a
more "disruptive" publisher!

Best Regards | Cordiales Saludos | Grato,

Andrés L. Pacheco Sanfuentes
<alps at>
+1 (817) 271-9619

On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:38 AM, stefi <stefi at> wrote:
> Dear Liberationtech list
> **Apologies for cross-posting**
> I am happy to announce the release of my book Social Movements and Their
> Technologies. Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
> The book might be of interest to those of you working on internet activism
> and dissent networking, social movement communication, communication for
> development. It is based on an unprecedented body of qualitative data built
> over the years by interviewing radical techies and hacktivists typically
> very difficult to reach. It offers also a historical grounding to the
> current efforts by activists around the world to organize autonomously in
> the field of communication infrastructure.
> Blurb
> Social Movements and Their Technologies. Wiring Social Change explores the
> interplay between social movements and their "liberated technologies". It
> analyzes the rise of low-power radio stations and radical internet projects
> ("emancipatory communication practices") as a political subject, focusing on
> the sociological and cultural processes at play. It provides an overview of
> the relationship between social movements and technology and investigates
> what is behind the communication infrastructure that made possible the main
> protest events of the past 15 years. In doing so, Stefania Milan illustrates
> how contemporary social movements organize in order to create autonomous
> alternatives to communication systems and network and how they contribute to
> change the way people communicate in daily life, as well as try to change
> communication policy from the grassroots.
> You can find out more on (including the table
> of contents and the proofs of chapter 1).
> If you buy by the end of January, there is a discount of 20% in you are
> based in the United States, and 50% for everyone else (for books bought by
> individuals and only through You can find flyers and
> discount codes on
> Hope you like it!
> Stefania
> Stefania Milan, PhD
> Data J Lab / Citizen Lab
> @annliffey
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