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Author Schumann, Sandy, author.

Title How the internet shapes collective actions / Sandy Schumann.

Published Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (74 pages).
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave studies in cyberpsychology
Palgrave pivot.
Palgrave studies in cyberpsychology.
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1.How the Internet Promotes Self-organized Collective Actions -- Towards a definition of collective actions -- Group-brokered collective actions -- Crowd-enabled collective actions -- Take home message -- 2.How Internet Use Incites Offline Collective Actions -- Using the Internet to access information -- Empowerment, knowledge, and interest -- Identity formation and agenda setting -- From information to (inter)actions -- Weak ties -- Forming, strengthening, and politicizing group identities -- Take home message -- 3.The Internet as a Platform for Online Collective Actions -- Patterns of Internet-based collective actions -- The challenge or opportunity of slacktivism -- Take home message -- 4.How Cause-related, Advocacy, and Social Movement Organizations Use the Internet to Promote Collective Actions -- Digital mobilizing practices -- The supporters' perspective -- Take home message -- 5.How the Internet Shapes Collective Actions in the Future -- Conclusion -- Outlook.
Summary "After a Facebook rebellion in Egypt and Twitter protests in Turkey, the internet has been proclaimed as a globe-shifting, revolutionizing force that can incite complex social phenomena such as collective actions. This book critically assesses this claim and highlights how internet use amplifies and shapes established mobilizing processes to foster collective actions. With a review of the current academic literature on the topic, as well as insights from popular science, practitioners, and activists, Schumann draws upon interdisciplinary empirical evidence to propose that the internet encourages self-organized, personalized collective actions. The research presented here demonstrates how internet-enabled technologies offer an infrastructure for online collective actions that expand individuals' repertoires of contention, as well as how specific types of internet use--in particular information gathering and discussions online--promote offline engagement"--Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Internet -- Political aspects.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Social media -- Political aspects.
Collective behavior.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137440006