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© 2008

Anti-War Activism

New Media and Protest in the Information Age

Book

Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 1-18
  3. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 19-40
  4. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 41-72
  5. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 73-102
  6. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 103-129
  7. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 130-149
  8. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 150-181
  9. Kevin Gillan, Jenny Pickerill, Frank Webster
    Pages 182-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-230

About this book

Introduction

The first academic account of the 21st century anti-war and peace movement. Empirically rich and conceptually innovative, Anti-War Activism pays especially close attention to the changed information environment of protest, the complex alliances of activists, the diversity of participants, as well as campaigners' use of new (and old) media.

Keywords

environment media New Media Peace Protest research Technologie technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK
  3. 3.City UniversityLondonUK

About the authors

KEVIN GILLAN Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He has spent the last six years carrying out detailed research on the politics of protest against globalization and war.

JENNY PICKERILL is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Leicester University, UK. She has written a book entitled Cyberprotest and several articles and book chapters on the use of internet technologies for activism. 

FRANK WEBSTER is Professor of Sociology at City University London, UK. He has published more than 20 books.

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Reviews

"Very impressive ... a clearly presented and well thought out study... All social movement scholars will find something of relevance and interest to them in this book."

- Nick Crossley, Social Movement Studies.

"There are many of us who want to ensure that the British people never again allow a British Prime Minister to get away with what Tony Blair got away with. This book shows what some of us did wrong."

- John Sloboda, Times Higher Education.

"The authors ... skilfully combine different methods in their research ... written using easily understood language and supplied with attention-grabbing factual material."

- Volodymyr Lysenko, Information, Communication & Society.