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[liberationtech] book out: Social Movements and Their Technologies

stefi stefi at gn.apc.org
Mon Nov 11 06:06:22 PST 2013


Point taken.
In any case, chapters will be uploaded on my website one by one. And I am sure the book will appear on some torrent very soon.
I don't do research to sell books but to learn and share knowledge and learn from the sharing and exchange of view - and there is always a way (or more) to do so :-)
Stefania


On 2013-11-11, at 2:53 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes wrote:

> 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 acm.org>
> +1 (817) 271-9619
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:38 AM, stefi <stefi at gn.apc.org> 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 http://stefaniamilan.net/book (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 www.palgrave.com). You can find flyers and
>> discount codes on http://stefaniamilan.net/book
>> 
>> Hope you like it!
>> Stefania
>> 
>> Stefania Milan, PhD
>> Data J Lab / Citizen Lab
>> stefaniamilan.net @annliffey
>> 
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