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Digital Activism in Asia Reader

Dublin Core

Title

Digital Activism in Asia Reader

Subject

Activism
Asia
Digital Media
Networked Societies

Description

The digital turn might as well be marked as an Asian turn. From flash-mobs in Taiwan to feminist mobilisations in India, from hybrid media strategies of Syrian activists to cultural protests in Thailand, we see the emergence of political acts that transform the citizen from being a beneficiary of change to becoming an agent of change. In co-shaping these changes, what the digital shall be used for, and what its consequences will be, are both up for speculation and negotiation.
Digital Activism in Asia marks a particular shift where these questions are no longer being refracted through the ICT4D logic, or the West’s attempts to save Asia from itself, but shaped by multiplicity, unevenness, and urgencies of digital sites and users in Asia.
This reader crowd-sources critical tools, concepts, analyses, and annotations, self-identified by a network of change makers in Asia as important in their own practices within their own contexts.

Creator

Nishant Shah
Puthiya Purayil Sneha
Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Publisher

meson press

Date

2015

Format

Print
PDF
EPUB

Language

English

Type

Edited Book

Identifier

ISBN Print: 978-3-95796-050-4
ISBN PDF: 978-3-95796-052-8
ISBN EPUB: 978-3-95796-052-8
DOI: 10.14619/013

Book

Title

Digital Activism in Asia Reader

Author/Editor

Nishant Shah
Puthiya Purayil Sneha
Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Publisher

meson press

Year Published

2015

Blurb

The digital turn might as well be marked as an Asian turn. From flash-mobs in Taiwan to feminist mobilisations in India, from hybrid media strategies of Syrian activists to cultural protests in Thailand, we see the emergence of political acts that transform the citizen from being a beneficiary of change to becoming an agent of change. In co-shaping these changes, what the digital shall be used for, and what its consequences will be, are both up for speculation and negotiation.
Digital Activism in Asia marks a particular shift where these questions are no longer being refracted through the ICT4D logic, or the West’s attempts to save Asia from itself, but shaped by multiplicity, unevenness, and urgencies of digital sites and users in Asia.
This reader crowd-sources critical tools, concepts, analyses, and annotations, self-identified by a network of change makers in Asia as important in their own practices within their own contexts.

Keywords

Activism
Asia
Digital Media
Networked Societies

ISBN Print

978-3-95796-050-4

ISBN PDF

978-3-95796-052-8

ISBN EPUB

978-3-95796-052-8

DOI

10.14619/013

Language

English

Type

Edited Book

Format

Print
PDF
EPUB

Files

9783957960511-Digital-Activism-Asia-Reader.pdf

Citation

Nishant Shah, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay, “Digital Activism in Asia Reader,” meson press repository, accessed February 20, 2019, http://omeka.meson.press/items/show/13.