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Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society

Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society - 02 edition

Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9781861891228

ISBN10: 1861891229

Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society by Tim Jordan - ISBN 9781861891228
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Reaktion Books Ltd. (UK)
Published: 2002
International: No
Activism! : Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society by Tim Jordan - ISBN 9781861891228

ISBN13: 9781861891228

ISBN10: 1861891229

Edition: 02

Summary

Many schools of thought assert that Western culture has never been more politically apathetic. Tim Jordan's Activism! refutes this claim. In his powerful polemic, Jordan shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Because we inhabit such a quickly changing, high-tech and fragmented culture, the single-issue political movements and stable, conservative authorities of the past are continually being questioned. Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. From Europe to the USA, from Australia to South America, from the Left to the Right, Jordan introduces us to the citizens who make up d-i-y culture: eco-activists, animal liberators, neo-fascists, ravers, anti-abortionists, squatters, hunt saboteurs and hacktivists. In his view, activism comprises a new ethics of living for the 21st century.