Activism

Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society
Foci/Reaktion bks
164
Paperback
ISBN: 
1-86189-122-9

Overview

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. 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 Traditional political battles have been replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism.

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