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By Veronica Barassi

ISBN-10: 1317974360

ISBN-13: 9781317974369

With fast adjustments in internet applied sciences and the restructuring of the net political economic climate, one of the vital priorities of our occasions is the research of how within which humans negotiate, criticise and withstand internet advancements. This booklet attracts on comparative ethnographic study among 3 very diverse political teams within the united kingdom, Italy and Spain, exploring how activists think, comprehend and adventure net applied sciences as instruments of political critique.

Combining key social theories (Critical Marxism, Actor-Network concept, fabric tradition concept etc.), with ethnographic observations, the publication strongly criticises political monetary and techno-deterministic ways. It argues that during knowing how new applied sciences are affecting political participation and democratic techniques, we must always now not concentrate on disruption and novelty, yet we must always in its place discover the complicated dialectics among transformation and continuity; among the technical and the social; among the political financial system of the net and its lived critique.

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During the 1980s, under the government of Margaret Thatcher, trade unions lost much of their political and economic influence. In a decade of struggle and defeats two events have become particularly emblematic. One is the failure of the yearlong Miners Strike (1984–1985), which was perceived as a success for Thatcher’s government. The second one was the abolishment in 1986 of the Greater London Council, which was led by Ken Livingstone and other Labor councilors and clashed with Thatcher’s government.

We also] put pressure on the American government … that has a real outcome for Cuba. So political solidarity for me is not only to say ‘I am with Cuba’ but it’s actually achieving something, achieving some change for Cuba, and influence the British Government. That’s how I see political solidarity. As Kate explained, political solidarity is expressed in a variety of ways by the campaign, and the definition of the meaning of political solidarity keeps changing. In the understanding of activist political cultures, therefore, it is important to highlight the fact that these are not ‘systems’ that can be studied and analyzed as such but they are complex social processes of human construction and negotiation, which are always evolving.

In the understanding of activist political cultures, therefore, it is important to highlight the fact that these are not ‘systems’ that can be studied and analyzed as such but they are complex social processes of human construction and negotiation, which are always evolving. It is for this reason that it is crucial to consider the notion of political culture by exploring the socio-historical context in which they are embedded. Fieldwork within CSC was carried out between the end of 2006 and the beginning of 2008, at a time of great social and political transformation The Ethnography of Digital Activism 27 for the Labor Movement.

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