Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age by Manuel CastellsThis book is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US. While these and similar social movements differ in many important ways, there is one thing they share in common: they are all interwoven inextricably with the creation of autonomous communication networks supported by the Internet and wireless communication.
In this timely and important book, Manuel Castells - the leading scholar of our contemporary networked society - examines the social, cultural and political roots of these new social movements, studies their innovative forms of self-organization, assesses the precise role of technology in the dynamics of the movements, suggests the reasons for the support they have found in large segments of society, and probes their capacity to induce political change by influencing peoples minds.
Based on original fieldwork by the author and his collaborators as well as secondary sources, this book provides a path-breaking analysis of the new forms of social movements, and offers an analytical template for advancing the debates triggered by them concerning the new forms of social change and political democracy in the global network society.
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Polity Press, , sets the tone of the entire work:. In a world darkened by economic distress, political cynicism, cultural emptiness and personal hopelessness, it just happened. Suddenly dictatorship could be overthrown with the bare hands of the people, even if their hands had been bloodied by the sacrifice of those fallen. Financial magicians went from being the objects of public envy to the targets of universal contempt. Politicians became exposed as corrupt liars. Governments were denounced. Media were suspected.
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Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item A thousand words are too few to cover the riches of this incredibly timely account of contemporary movements. American Journal of Sociology A must for those who are interested in how social movements communicate in the network society to realize changes of value in society. International Journal of Public Opinion Research "This is a well-argued and lively book that will be of great interest to anyone looking for an introduction to either post social movements or Castells' work. You may have already requested this item.
If you prefer my less academic stuff then look away now! The prep involves re-reading the thesis and noting all the bits I would now like to have done differently eurgh as well catching up on the reading that would have been in the literature review if it had been published before I finished writing up. Keep calm and carry on. In Networks of outrage and hope he adds to this with a discussion of the different holders of power in the network society; programmers of technology and institutions and switchers connectors of networks and groups. The creation of counter power is therefore in opposition to these holders of power:.
Manuel Castells. In Networks of Outrage and Hope: Social Movements in the Internet Age, sociologist Manuel Castells aims to conceptualise their relation with the Internet, or what he defines as the networked social movement. Author of other famous net-optimistic titles such as The Rise of The Network Society , Castells preaches of a world in which the Internet not only centralises our communicational routines, but also liberates individuals to shape a new autonomy, to reclaim power and to shake the political scene, leading to social change. This second edition incorporates recent cases from Brazil, Turkey, Chile and Mexico, before then reintroducing the thesis. The networked social movement appears now as an extended and successful idea, having migrated from screens and streets to a more direct engagement with institutionalised power.