For Decades, Social Movements Have Vied For Attention From The Mainstream Mass Media Newspapers, Radio, And Television Today, Many Argue That Social Media Power Social Movements, From The Egyptian Revolution To Occupy Wall Street Yet, As Sasha Costanza Chock Reports, Community Organizers Know That Social Media Enhance, Rather Than Replace, Face To Face Organizing The Revolution Will Be Tweeted, But Tweets Alone Do Not The Revolution Make In Out Of The Shadows, Into The StreetsCostanza Chock Traces A Much Broader Social Movement Media Ecology Through A Richly Detailed Account Of Daily Media Practices In The Immigrant Rights Movement, He Argues That There Is A New Paradigm Of Social Movement Media Making Transmedia Organizing Despite The Current Spotlight On Digital Media, He Finds, Social Movement Media Practices Tend To Be Cross Platform, Participatory, And Linked To Action Immigrant Rights Organizers Leverage Social Media Creatively, Even As They Create Media Ranging From Posters And Street Theater To Spanish Language Radio, Print, And TelevisionDrawing On Extensive Interviews, Workshops, And Media Organizing Projects, Costanza Chock Presents Case Studies Of Transmedia Organizing In The Immigrant Rights Movement Over The Last Decade Chapters Focus On The Historic Mass Protests Against The Anti Immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill Coverage Of Police Brutality Against Peaceful Activists Efforts To Widen Access To Digital Media Tools And Skills For Low Wage Immigrant Workers Paths To Participation In DREAM Activism And The Implications Of Professionalism For Transmedia Organizing These Cases Show Us How Savvy Transmedia Organizers Work To Strengthen Movement Identity, Win Political And Economic Victories, And Transform Public Consciousness Forever
Sasha Costanza Chock pronouns they them or she her is a scholar, activist, and media maker, and currently Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the MIT Codesign Studio codesign.mit.
- 296 pages
- Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!
- Sasha Costanza-Chock
- 19 August 2019 Sasha Costanza-Chock