Twitter And Tear Gas: The Power And Fragility Of Networked Protest

byZeynep Tufekci

Hardcover | May 16, 2017

Twitter And Tear Gas: The Power And Fragility Of Networked Protest by Zeynep Tufekci
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A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges

To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses of using new technologies to mobilize large numbers of people. An incisive observer, writer, and participant in today’s social movements, Zeynep Tufekci explains in this accessible and compelling book the nuanced trajectories of modern protests—how they form, how they operate differently from past protests, and why they have difficulty persisting in their long-term quests for change.
 
Tufekci speaks from direct experience, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful analysis. She describes how the internet helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the necessity of remote Twitter users to organize medical supplies during Arab Spring, the refusal to use bullhorns in the Occupy Movement that started in New York, and the empowering effect of tear gas in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. These details from life inside social movements complete a moving investigation of authority, technology, and culture—and offer essential insights into the future of governance.
Title:Twitter And Tear Gas: The Power And Fragility Of Networked ProtestFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inShipping dimensions:360 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 inPublished:May 16, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300215126

ISBN - 13:9780300215120

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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