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Democracy bytes : new media, new politics and generational change / Judith Bessant
Bib ID 6614361
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Bessant, Judith, author
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 
ix, 322 pages ; 23 cm 
ISBN 9781137308252
1137308257
Summary

"This study is about new media, young people, the crisis of democracy and political renewal. It addresses a mixture of traditional and new questions: What is the political? How do we understand politics in a 'network age'? Can we talk sensibly about the concept of generation and generational change? Does democracy have a future? This book presents an optimistic assessment of how digital media supports new and distinctive forms of politics. Four case studies are offered: one of performance art and protest in Russia, another investigates new media campaigns to defend the rights to freedom of speech and copyright in America, one enquires into indigenous art and cartoons as politics in outback Australia and the last explores new forms of student action in schools and the university"--

This study is about new media, young people, the crisis of democracy and political renewal. It addresses a mixture of traditional and new questions: What is the political? How do we understand politics in a 'network age'? Can we talk sensibly about the concept of generation and generational change? Does democracy have a future? This book presents an optimistic assessment of how digital media supports new and distinctive forms of politics. Four case studies are offered: one of performance art and protest in Russia, another investigates new media campaigns to defend the rights to freedom of speech and copyright in America, one enquires into indigenous art and cartoons as politics in outback Australia and the last explores new forms of student action in schools and the university.

Full contents
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Politics In the Age of the Digital
  • 3. How The Light Gets In: Change and Continuity
  • 4. Change and Generation
  • 5. Coming of Age in a Digital Neo-liberal World: Generation and Politics
  • 6. A Heuristic or Guiding Framework
  • PART II: CASE STUDIES: IDENTIFYING POLITICAL CHANGE AND GENERATIONS
  • 7. Democratic Renewal, Pussy Riot and Flash Gigs in the Kremlin
  • 8. The Graduate's Future and Neoliberal Education: New Generation Politics on the Campus
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Digital media -- Political aspects.  |  Information technology -- Political aspects.  |  Information society -- Political aspects.  |  Political participation -- Technological innovations.  |  Democracy.  |  Digital media -- Political aspects -- Case studies.  |  Information technology -- Political aspects -- Case studies.  |  Information society -- Political aspects -- Case studies.  |  Political participation -- Technological innovations -- Case studies.  |  Democracy -- Case studies.  |  Literature and stories - Comic strips and books.  |  Media - Broadcast media - Internet.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Activism.  |  Art - Digital media and technology.  |  Technology - Digital.  |  Ngarluma people (W38) (WA SF50-07)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Yirramagadu / Roebourne (WA West Pilbara SF50-03)  |  Australian

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