Protest Technologies and Media Revolutions: The Longue Durée

Athina Karatzogianni
University of Leicester, UK

Michael Schandorf
University of British Columbia, Canada

Ioanna Ferra
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Product Details
26 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
312 pages - 152 x 229mm
Digital Activism And Society: Politics, Economy And Culture In Network Communication
Contains an Open Access chapter.

Protest Technologies and Media Revolutions portrays the critical role of mass connection in the success of any movement, resurrection, protest, and revolution.

The communication mechanisms for this connection have, at times, evolved and elsewhere undergone revolutions of their own. Authors debate this relationship, and the strategies and lessons of 'connecting to the masses' considering the development of media, technology and communication strategies over the last century. Key topics covered include revolution, communication, protest and technology, spanning from the Russian Revolution to the present day.

The discussion is not limited to historic cases of technology and revolution, nor to contemporary ones. The book, therefore, generates a debate about how art, media and communication technologies have been operationalized to connect, mobilize and organize, in different historical times, and in diverse national, political, and socio-economic contexts.
Chapter 1. Introduction: Protest Technologies and Media Revolutions in the Longue Durée; Athina Karatzogianni, Ioanna Ferra, and Michael Schandorf 
Part I: From the Russian Revolution to Post-Soviet Digital Activism and the New Cold War 
Chapter 2. Art as a Form of Social Action in the Russian Avant-garde (1905-1930); Maria Tsantsanoglou 
Chapter 3. Secret Police and Public Sphere. The East German State Security Service (‘Stasi’) between Media Control and Public Relations; Sebastian Haller 
Chapter 4. The Russian Dream and Victor Pelevin’s Generation “Π": Ideology in pPost-Soviet Russia; Angelos Theocharis 
Chapter 5. Soviet Communicative Control: Some Implications on Digital Activism in Contemporary Russia; Ilya Kiriya 
Chapter 6. A Comparative Cyberconflict Analysis of Digital Activism Across Post-Soviet Countries; Athina Karatzogianni, Galina Miazhevich, and Anastasia Denisova 
Chapter 7. Dis/engagement in Post-Soviet Communicative Ecologies: Re-framing the ‘Chinatown’ Dissent Campaign in Belarus; Galina Miazhevich 
Chapter 8. Media in Tooth and Claw: Ecologies of Post-truth Suasion in Total (Culture) War; Michael Schandorf Part II: The Road to Occupy and its Influence 
Chapter 9. Creating the collective: Social Media, the Occupy Movement and its Constitution as a Collective Actor Anastasia Kavada 
Chapter 10. Ground the Drones: Direct Action and Media Activism; Kevin Howley 
Chapter 11. Beyond Social Media Determinism? How Artists Reshape the Organization of Social Movements Alberto Cossu OPEN ACCESS
Chapter 12. The City is a Work of Art and Everyone is an Artist”: Collaborative Protest Art, Participation and Space Reproduction at the 2014 Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement.; Georgios Patsiaouras. 
Chapter 13. A Comparative Study of the Delhi Nirbhaya Protests and the Occupy Nigeria Movement: Evaluating Uses of ICTs and Social Media; Adrija Dey and Shola Olabode 
Chapter 14. From Classical Syndicalism to Spain’s 15-M Movement; Cristina Flesher Fominaya 
Chapter 15. The Trials and Tribulations of Social Media and Transnational Labour Solidarity; Torsten Geelan and Andy Hodder 
Chapter 16. The Online Communication Strategies of a Small-scale Social movement: The Case of the Greek ‘Do Not Pay’ Social Movement; Stamatis Poulakidakos, Anastasia Veneti, and Maria Rovisco 
Chapter 17. The EU Referendums in the Twittersphere: #Grexit, #Brexit and the #Catalanreferendum; Ioanna Ferra and Dennis Nguyen  
Chapter 18. The Geeks of the Squares: Agency, Control and Surveillance in Protest Movement Mediation Technologies; Athina Karatzogianni and Michael Schandorf
Athina Karatzogianni is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research looks at media theory, global politics and resistance networks.

Michael Schandorf is a Lecturer in Journalism, Writing, and Media at the University of British Columbia. His research concentrates on the ways in which people make meaning, and the social and political implications of those processes.

Ioanna Ferra is an Assistant Professor at the School of Media, at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her research interests focus on digital media, social movements, protests, and digital methods.
'Protest Technologies and Media Revolutions is an innovative collection which offers long-term, historically informed research essays in  key intersections between activism, art, communication, protest organisation and ideology.  The 

book enables comparisons between the Russian Revolution and more recent global mobilisations. This combination of historical perspective and global comparison is novel and distinctive, rendering this book a must read for scholars of resistance, activism, and social change from a media and communication perspective. ' - Graham Meikle, Professor of Communication and Digital Media, University of Westminster, UK

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