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Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest



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. An incisive observer, writer, and participant in today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and…

Twitter And Tear Gas

ISBN 10 : 9780300228175
ISBN 13 : 0300228171

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turki..


Twitter And Tear Gas

ISBN 10 : 9780300215120
ISBN 13 : 0300215126

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish..


Hard Sell

ISBN 10 : 9780740788864
ISBN 13 : 0740788868

Jamie Reidy is the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories. Inside Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE and OTHER DRUGS, you'll find yoursel..


Affective Publics

ISBN 10 : 9780199999736
ISBN 13 : 0199999732

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed the growth of movements using digital means to connect with broader interest groups and express their points of view. These movements e..


Social Media Politics And The State

ISBN 10 : 9781317655480
ISBN 13 : 1317655486

This book is the essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media. It brings together contributions by social media schola..


Analytic Activism

ISBN 10 : 9780190266127
ISBN 13 : 0190266120

Some of the most remarkable impacts of digital media on political activism lie not in the new types of speech it provides to disorganized masses, but in the new types of listening ..


Tweets And The Streets

ISBN 10 : 0745332498
ISBN 13 : 9780745332499

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the "indignados" protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Pa..