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New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere

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Description for New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere Paperback. In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He offers an indispensable guide to understanding the relationship between the state, new media activism and neoliberal practices. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: JFD; JPW; UBJ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 156 x 236 x 13. Weight in Grams: 374.
The Arab Spring, chat forums, political leaders tweeting, online petitions, and protestors in the Occupy Movement - new media public spheres have without doubt radically altered social and political activism in society. But to what extent is this new activist public sphere stifled by the neoliberal economy and workfare state? Have we in fact become transformed into subjects of online consumption and orderly surveillance, rather than committed social and political campaigners? In this highly topical book, John Michael Roberts employs a political economy perspective to explore the relationship between financial neoliberal capitalism and digital publics. He assesses the extent to ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bristol University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Weight
373g
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781447308218
SKU
V9781447308218
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About John Michael Roberts
John Michael Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications at Brunel University, London. He has researched and written on the topics of free speech and the public sphere, voluntary activity, philosophy of social science, global political economy and the information society, and management discourse in the workplace.

Reviews for New Media and Public Activism: Neoliberalism, the State and Radical Protest in the Public Sphere
“John Michael Roberts is one of the first to offer a comprehensive and intelligent analysis of new media's implications for the public sector, from activism to organized labour. His book is a must read for anyone interested in the role of communication and media technologies in the blurring of boundaries between private, public and commercial." José van Dijck, Professor of ... Read more

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