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This book focuses on the referendums against water privatization in Italy and explores how activists took to social media, ultimately convincing twenty-seven million citizens to vote. Investigating the relationship between social movements and internet-related activism during complex campaigns, this book examines how a technological evolution — the increased relevance of social media platforms — affected in very different ways organizations with divergent characteristics, promoting at the same time decentralized communication practices, and new ways of coordinating dispersed communities of people.Matteo Cernison combines and adapts a wide set of methods, from social network analysis to digital ethnography, in order to explore in detail how digital activism and face-to-face initiatives interact and overlap. He argues that the geographical scale of actions, the role played by external media professionals, and the activists’ perceptions of digital technologies are key elements that contribute in a significant way to shape the very different communication practices often described as online activism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. List of Abbreviations
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 15-28
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  1. 1. Models of Online-Related Activism
  2. pp. 29-48
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  1. 2. Methods for Investigating Online-Related, Large-Scale Campaigns on the Web
  2. pp. 49-70
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  1. 3. Water Commons: Global Movements and the Italian Campaign against Water Privatization
  2. pp. 71-106
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  1. 4. The Web of Water: A Trace on the Links Structure
  2. pp. 107-138
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  1. 5. Patterns of Online Communication during the Referendum Campaign
  2. pp. 139-164
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  1. 6. The Campaign for Water on Facebook: Perceptions and Organizational Models in a Real-Digital Space of Activism
  2. pp. 165-202
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  1. 7. Reinterpreting the Data: New Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Proposals
  2. pp. 203-222
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  1. List of the Interviews
  2. pp. 223-226
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  1. References
  2. pp. 227-238
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048529193
Related ISBN(s)
9789462980068
MARC Record
OCLC
1085542505
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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