Data Activism And Social Change

May 14, 2018|
Data Activism And Social Change by Miren Gutiérrez
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This book efficiently contributes to our understanding of the interplay between data, technology and communicative practice on the one hand, and democratic participation on the other. It addresses the emergence of proactive data activism, a new sociotechnical phenomenon in the field of action that arises as a reaction to massive datafication, and makes affirmative use of data for advocacy and social change. By blending empirical observation and in-depth qualitative interviews, Gutiérrez brings to the fore a debate about the social uses of the data infrastructure and examines precisely how people employ it, in combination with other technologies, to collaborate and act for social change.
Miren Gutiérrez is the Director of the ''Data Analysis, Research and Communication'' postgraduate programme at the University of Deusto, Spain and Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, where she works on data-enabled projects. She has been Greenpeace Spain Executive Director, and a journal...
Title:Data Activism And Social Change
Product dimensions:178 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:178 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:May 14, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Pivot US
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319783185

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