Networks of Outrage and Hope

Networks of Outrage and Hope

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Networks of Outrage and Hope 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, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to the social protests in Turkey, Brazil and elsewhere. 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 new edition of his timely and important book, Manuel Castells 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 peoplea€™s minds. Two new chapters bring the analysis up-to-date and draw out the implications of these social movements and protests for understanding the new forms of social change and political democracy in the global network society.The Manalaa blog gave advice to Egyptians about how to use dial-up by using a mobile phone, Bluetooth and a laptop. ... Activists published a manual of instructions on communicating by different channels, and any information that would be forwarded by any of the ... plugging in cables, Egypta#39;s ISPs simply let other networksa#39; routers know about their availability using BGP or a€œborder gateway protocol.

Title:Networks of Outrage and Hope
Author:Manuel Castells
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-06-04


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