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Mediation and Protest Movements
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Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which their messages spread. Correcting that imbalance, Mediation and Protest Movements explores the nature of the relationship between protest movements, media representation, and communication strategies and tactics.

By covering online and offline contexts, as well as mainstream and alternative media, Mediation and Protest Movements bridges the gap between social-movement theory and media and communication studies, making this an important text for students and scholars of the media and social change.

To read the full review in Media International Australia click here to download the pdf.

To read the full review in The International Journal of Press/Politics click here to download the pdf.

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Chapter titles
Peter Dahlgren
Introduction: Mediation and protest movements
Bart Cammearts, Alice Mattoni and Patrick McCurdy
Chapter 1: Bridging research on democracy, social movements and communication
Donatella della Porta
Chapter 2: Repertoires of communication in social movement processes
Alice Mattoni
Chapter 3: Mediation, practice and lay theories of news media
Patrick McCurdy
Chapter 4: Internet cultures and protest movements: the cultural links between strategy, organizing and online communication
Anastasia Kavada
Chapter 5: Transmedia Mobilization in the Popular Association of the Oaacan Peoples, Los Angeles
Sasha Costanza-Chock
Chapter 6: Mediated Nonviolence as a global force: an historical perspective
Sean Scalmer
Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Walk, talk, fax, or tweet: reconstructing media-movement interactions through group history telling
Charlotte Ryan, Karen Jeffreys, Taylor Ellowitz and Jim Ryczek
Chapter 8: Calling for confrontational action in online social media: Video activism as auto-communication
Julie Uldam and Tina Askanius
Chapter 9: Activist's communication in a post-disaster zone: cross-media strategies for protest mobilization in L'Aquila, Italy
Cinzia Padovani
Chapter 10 Imagining Heiligendamm: Visual struggles and the G8 summit 2007
Simon Teune
Chapter 11: Social movements, contentious politics and media in the Philippines
Lisa Brooten
Conclusion: Protest movements and their media usages
Dieter Rucht
'Mediation and Protest Movements fills ... [a] literature gap with new empirically based theories that can better determine the relationship between new media and protest movements.' – Media International Australia, Khin Wee Chen

'Mediation and Protest Movements is an important contribution to both the body of literature on protest movements and the field of media studies.' – The International Journal of Press/Politics, Patrick D. Murphy

'The overall quality is strong and cross-national, and engages with Mexico and the Philippines, not just the Global North countries' – International Journal of Communication, John D. H. Downing

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