Exploring Internet and Politics: E-mailing lists as political spaces for social movements

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dc.contributor.author CALDERARO, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-24T12:34:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-24T12:34:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Celia ROMM-LIVERMORE (ed.) E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence, and social change, Hershey, IGI Global, 2012, 259–276 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781466609662
dc.identifier.isbn 9781466609679
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/21716
dc.description.abstract The Internet has largely been greeted as a technology able to create new spaces of political debate. In order to investigate the issue, scholars have paid attention to how transnational social movements use new information technologies. This has been done mainly exploring the use of the World Wide Web (WWW). However, new political spaces do not take place just on the WWW, and by consequence, research in this field cannot solely carry out Web analysis to explore the role played by the Internet in creating political debate. In looking at other areas of the Internet to understand the creation of new political space, other analytical approaches need to be adopted. The Internet also includes tools other than the WWW, such as E-Mailing Lists, Social Networks tools, Peer-to-Peer Networks, Instant Messaging tools, and so forth. This paper explores the role that E-Mailing Lists play in creating new political spaces. To explore if and how this happens, the author illustrates this crucial point with an analysis of the use of E-Mailing Lists by social movements. The case used is that of the organization of the protest during the G8 Summit held in Genoa in July 2001. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Exploring Internet and Politics: E-mailing lists as political spaces for social movements en
dc.type Contribution to book en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4018/978-1-4666-0966-2.ch015


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