This edited collection presents original and compelling research about contemporary experiences of Latin American movements and politics in several countries. The book proposes a theoretical framework that conceptualises different mediation processes that emerge between cyberdemocracy and the emancipation practices of new social movements. Additionally, this volume presents some Latin American practices and experiences that are autonomously and by using self-management-creating other identities and social spaces on the margins of and against the neoliberal system through the use of digital technology. This book will be of great interest to scholars of media and social movements studies as well as of contemporary politics.
Francisco Sierra Caballero is President of Unión Latina de Economía Política de la Información, la Comunicación y la Cultura (ULEPICC) and Coordinator of Technopolitics Consortium of European Unión. He is also Professor of Communication Theory and Director of the Interdisciplinary Group of Studies in Communication, Politics and Social Change (COMPOLITICAS) at the University of Seville, Spain. Tommaso Gravante
is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Sciences and Humanities (CEIICH) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
1. Digital media practices and social movements. A theoretical framework from Latin America; Francisco Sierra & Tommaso Gravante.- Section I: Technopolitics: a theoretical framework.- 2. Technopolitics and social movements: directions, dilemmas and synergies; Emiliano Treré & Alejandro Barranquero.- 3. eDemocracy: Ideal vs Real, exclusion vs inclusion; Jan Servaes & Andrea Ricci.- 4. Technopolitics & Big Data: The Rise of Proactive Data Activism; Stefania Milan & Miren Gutierrez.- 5. To know and not to know. The missing link between technologies and power in Latin America; Jorge Alejandro Gonzalez.- Section II: Dissident technopolitics practices in Latin America: critical analysis and current challenges.- 6. Activism in Contemporary Argentina: Between the Streets and the Digital Media; Silvia Lagos.- 7. The Brazilian protest wave and digital media: from t
he "Jornadas de Junho" in 2013 to the process of impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016; Nina Santos.- 8. Social Networks, cyberdemocracy and social conflict in Colombia; Elias Said-Hung & David Luquetta Cediel.-9. Where is Amarildo? Personalized action frames, digital networks, and the movement against police brutality in Rio de Janeiro's favelas; Stuart Davis.- 10.Communication in Movement and Techno-political Media Networks in Mexico; César Augusto Rodríguez Cano.- 11.#CompartirNoEsDelito: Creating counter-hegemonic spaces online for alternative production and dissemination of scientific knowledge in Colombia; Jean-Marie Chenou & Rodulfo Armando Castiblanco Carrasco.- 12. #OcupaEscola: media activism and the movement for public education in Brazil; Ana Lúcia Nunes de Sousa & Marcela Canavarro.