Articulating Dissent

Articulating Dissent : Protest and the Public Sphere

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Articulating Dissent analyses the new communicative strategies of coalition protest movements and how these impact on a mainstream media unaccustomed to fractured articulations of dissent.

Pollyanna Ruiz shows how coalition protest movements against austerity, war and globalisation build upon the communicative strategies of older single issue campaigns such as the anti-criminal justice bill protests and the women's peace movement. She argues that such protest groups are dismissed in the mainstream for not articulating a 'unified position' and explores the way in which contemporary protesters stemming from different traditions maintain solidarity.

Articulating Dissent investigates the ways in which this diversity, inherent to coalition protest, affects the movement of ideas from the political margins to the mainstream. In doing so this book offers an insightful and original analysis of the protest coalition as a developing political form.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 14mm | 300g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745333052
  • 9780745333052
  • 1,574,548

Table of contents




1. Unmasking Domination

2. The Paradox of the Frontier

3. Networked Uprisings

4. Into the Streets

5. Unsettling Spaces

6. Austerity Measures and National Narrative


Bibliography and Sources

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'An impressively wide-ranging and balanced book, drawing on different sources, perspectives and a variety of methods and cases. Up-to date and multidisciplinary. Highly recommended to anyone interested in communication, protest and social movements' -- Luke Martell, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sussex 'A valuable re-examination of the question of protest, mediation and the public sphere' -- Joss Hands, author of @ is For Activism: Dissent Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture
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About Pollyanna Ruiz

Pollyanna Ruiz is a Lecturer of Media and Communication in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex.
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