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Latin American Cyberprotest: Before and After the Zapatistas

Thea Pitman

in Latin American Cyberculture and Cyberliterature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310614
eISBN:
9781846313462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313462.006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter is concerned with cyberprotest. It analyses the online aspects of the ‘social netwar’ linked with the most prominent player within the realm of Latin American cyberprotest — the Ejército ... More


Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age

Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015103
eISBN:
9780262295352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015103.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Attention has been paid to the emergence of “Internet activism,” but scholars and pundits disagree about whether online political activity is different in kind from more traditional forms of ... More


Anonymous, the Transducer

Marco Deseriis

in Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter considers Anonymous as an improper name that is contended by different factions of the network through a series of agonistic challenges. Rather than treating Anonymous as a pure marker ... More


Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Marco Deseriis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book offers a genealogy and theory of the improper name—defined as the adoption of the same pseudonym by organized collectives, affinity groups and individual authors. Improper Names focuses on ... More


Between Hearsay, Jokes, and the Internet: Youth Debate Jewish Morocco

Aomar Boum

in Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786997
eISBN:
9780804788519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786997.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that in their views of Jews, Moroccan youth deploy a modern discourse largely based on hearsay and humor, and appropriates Western cultural references developing a new cultural ... More


Luther Blissett, the Mythmaker

Marco Deseriis

in Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the founders of Luther Blissett were aware of the Canstin experience and thus adopted a series of measures to prevent individuals from over-identifying with the alias, which ... More


The Improper Name as Medium and Gap

Marco Deseriis

in Improper Names: Collective Pseudonyms from the Luddites to Anonymous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694860
eISBN:
9781452952413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694860.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The conclusion makes a range of theoretical moves by analyzing conceptual tensions that emerge from different chapters. After revisiting a rich philosophical debate on the community of those who have ... More


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