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Social Movements and Media

by Jennifer S. Earl and Deana A. Rohlinger Emerald Publishing Limited
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9781787430983
Format:
Hbk 264 pages
Price:
AU$134.00 NZ$138.26
Product Status: Title is Print on Demand - May take 4 weeks
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This volume focuses on media and social movements. Contributing authors draw on cases as diverse as the Harry Potter Alliance to youth oriented, non-profit educational organizations to systematically assess how media environments, systems, and usage affect collective action in the 21st Century.

Introduction, -áThe Past, Present, and Future of Media and Social Movements Studies: Introduction to the Special Issue on Media and Social Movements; Jennifer Earl and Deana Rohlinger.-á



Part One: Media and Recruitment into Activism-á

1, Turning Fans into Heroes: How the Harry Potter Alliance Uses the Power of Story to Facilitate Fan Activism and Bloc Recruitment; Jackson Bird and Thomas V. Maher

2, Pathways to Contemporary Youth Protest: The Continuing Relevance of Family, Friends, and School for Youth Micromobilization; Thomas V. Maher and Jennifer Earl-á



Part 2: Media, Participation, and Identity

3, Twitter as a Feminist Resource: #YesAllWomen, Digital Platforms, and Discursive Social Change; Bernadette Barker-Plummer and Dave Barker-Plummer-á

4, Speaking Up Online: Civic Identity and Expression in the Digital Age; Carrie James and Ashley Lee



Part Three: Media and Movement Organizations-á

5, Breaking Through and Burning Out: The Contradictory Effects of Young PeoplesGÇÖ Participation in Institutionalized Movements; Hava Rachel Gordon-á

6, Inclusive and Exclusive Organizational Identity and Leadership Online: The Case of the Anti-GMO Movement; Deana Rohlinger and Shawn Gaulden-á

7, Media Use and Participant Inclusion: Influences on Efficacy in Paid Staff Youth Non-Profit Civic Organizations; Sarah Gaby

Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, this volume contains eight essays on social movements and mass media. Sociology, media studies, education, and other scholars from the US address the influence of mass media on activist recruitment, including the power of story and the relevance of family, friends, and school for youth mobilization; discursive activism and the implications of online participation and identity, including the #YesAllWomen hashtag and its interaction with media and blogs, and the civic identities of youth online; and organizational dynamics in the digital age, with discussion of youth nonprofits, the relevance of leadership in the anti-genetically modified organisms movement, and the use of media tools and participant inclusion in youth-oriented organizations and factors influencing organizational beliefs about effectiveness.