Activism!: direct action, hacktivism and the future of society

Jordan, Tim (2002) Activism!: direct action, hacktivism and the future of society. Reaktion Books, London. ISBN 9781861891228

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Abstract

Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up DIY culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: T Technology
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Depositing User: Sarah Maddox
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 14:01
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 14:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/51086
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