Deadline : 1st October 2016
Activism / Digital Activism / Hacktivism
Call for chapters for an edited book on the evolution and growth of digital activism. The book will enrich the understanding of contemporary protests and their cultural, historical and technological expression. It will look in detail at the role social and digital media play in enabling protests and the new constitution of activism, including how people have employed innovations in technology to tackle global problems. The editors are also interested in old forms of activism from the pre-social media era (civil rights, anti-Vietnam war, women’s movement) as a way of providing an historical context for, examining the differences between and comparing earlier and new forms of activism.