My Basket

You don't have any items in your basket.

Stay In touch?

We can email you our latest ethical shops news, exclusive events and cash saving offers every fortnight!


Green alt Clean

Treat your home and be kind to your world with a green clean. Over 20 items now in stock.

Green Clean

Digital Revolutions - Activism in the Internet Age

More Views

Tell your friends!

Digital Revolutions - Activism in the Internet Age

From Occupy to the Arab Spring: how the internet and social media are changing activism and movements.

See other products by New Internationalist

Availability is: In stock

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £5.99

Add Items to Cart

From Occupy to Uncut, from the Arab Spring to the Slutwalk movement, few questions about recent activism raise as much controversy as the role of the internet. This book suggests that the internet is a tool, not a cause, of social change. It has profoundly affected the way people communicate, making it easier to find the truth, to learn from activists on the other side of the world, to co-ordinate campaigns without hierarchy and to expose governments and corporations to public ridicule. But it has also helped those same governments and corporations to spy on activists, to disrupt campaigns and to create illusions of popular support.

Focused on the real-life experiences of activists rather than theory or abstract statistics, Digital Revolutions asks how the internet has affected activism, how it has allowed movements to go global more quickly and what the future holds for corporations and social movements that are doing battle online.

About the author: Symon Hill has been an activist since his teens. He has campaigned on issues including the arms trade, religious liberty, same-sex marriage, disability rights and economic injustice. He has trained hundreds of grassroots activists in campaigning skills and media engagement. He is associate director of the Ekklesia thinktank and an associate tutor at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. He writes regularly for the Guardian, Morning Star, The Friend and Third Way. His first book was The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion.

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-076-1
Dimensions: 216 mm x 138 mm
Rights availability: W
Page extent: 160

Additional Information

Supplier New Internationalist
Product Keys Eco Friendly, Educational, New Internationalist

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

     Dreaming in Public - Building the Occupy Movement

Dreaming in Public - Building the Occupy Movement

World Changing - Nine Lives

World Changing - Nine Lives

Regular Price: £9.99

Special Price: £4.99

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media

Regular Price: £7.99

Special Price: £3.99