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Transformative Media

Intersectional Technopolitics from Indymedia to #BlackLivesMatter

October 15, 2021 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9780774865913
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Description

In 1999, Seattle activists adopted cutting-edge livestream technology to cover protests against the World Trade Organization. The Indymedia network that emerged established the importance of alternative, anti-capitalist media for marginalized groups.

Transformative Media explores subsequent developments as the anti-oppression practices of digitally facilitated movements and media activists began contributing to a nascent intersectional technopolitics: harnessing the transformative power of technologies for political purposes. Drawing on participatory research, Sandra Jeppesen investigates the complex, often contradictory digital and offline practices of grassroots media and social movement groups such as Indignados, #BlackLivesMatter, Idle No More, 2LGBTQ+, and #MeToo.

This groundbreaking work examines how a broad array of anti-capitalists, women, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, and 2LGBTQ+ people are contesting interlocking systems of capitalism, gender oppression, racism, colonialism, and heteronormativity. Transformative Media takes us behind the scenes of some of the world's most exciting and controversial social movements.

About this Author

Sandra Jeppesen is a professor of media and communications at Lakehead University Orillia and former Lakehead University Research Chair in Transformative Media and Social Movements. Coeditor, with Paola Sartoretto, of Media Activist Research Ethics: Global Approaches to Negotiating Power in Social Justice Research, she has also published in Media, Culture & Society, the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Feminist Media Studies, and Interface: A Journal for and about Social Movements.

ISBN: 9780774865913
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 312
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2021-10-15

Reviews

This book is a distinctive blend of critical analysis and participatory empirical research and makes a compelling case for engaged social activism. A must-read for scholars and students in media studies, communications, critical cultural studies, and sociology.

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