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Twitter and Tear gas : : the Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

Tufekci, Zeynep. Book - 2017 Adult Book / Nonfiction / Politics / Tufekci, Zeynep, 303.484 Tu 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti-Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. Tufekci explains the nuanced trajectories of modern protests-how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change. Tufekci speaks from direct experience, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful analysis. She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring, the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York, and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbul's Gezi Park. These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority, technology, and culture-and offer essential insights into the future of governance.


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New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: xxxi, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Social media -- Political aspects.
Online social networks -- Political aspects.
Social movements.
Protest movements.