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Networks of Outrage and Hope
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Preface 2015 ix Acknowledgments 2012 xiv Opening: Networking Minds, Creating Meaning, Contesting Power 1 Prelude to Revolution: Where it All Started 20 Tunisia: "The Revolution of Liberty and Dignity" 22 Iceland's Kitchenware Revolution: From financial collapse to crowdsourcing a new (failed) constitution 31 Southern wind, northern wind: Cross-cultural levers of social change 45 The Egyptian Revolution 54 Space of flows and space of places in the Egyptian Revolution 57 State's response to an Internet-facilitated revolution: The great disconnection 62 Who were the protesters, and what was the protest? 67 Women in revolution 71 The Islamic question 74 "The revolution will continue" 77 Understanding the Egyptian Revolution 79 Dignity, Violence, Geopolitics: The Arab Uprising and Its Demise 95 Violence and the state 99 A digital revolution? 105 Post-Scriptum 2014 109 A Rhizomatic Revolution: Indignadas in Spain 113 A self-mediated movement 119 What did/do the indignadas want? 125 The discourse of the movement 128 Reinventing democracy in practice: An assemblyled, leaderless movement 131 From deliberation to action: The question of violence 136 A political movement against the political system 139 A rhizomatic revolution 143 Occupy Wall Street: Harvesting the Salt of the Earth 159 The outrage, the thunder, the spark 159 The prairie on fire 165 A networked movement 174 Direct democracy in practice 181 A non-demand movement: "The process is the message" 187 Violence against a non-violent movement 191 What did the movement achieve? 194 The salt of the Earth 200 Networked Social Movements: A Global Trend? 220 Overview 220 The clash between old and new Turkey, Gezi Park, June 2013 227 Challenging the development model, denouncing political corruption: Brazil, 2013-14 230 Beyond neoliberalism: Student movement in Chile, 2011-13 237 Undoing the media-state complex: Mexico's #YoSoy132 239 Networked social movements and social protests 242 Changing the World in the Network Society 246 Networked social movements: An emerging pattern 249 Internet and the culture of autonomy 256 Networked social movements and reform politics: An impossible love? 262 Networked Social Movements and Political Change 272 Overview 272 Crisis of legitimacy and political change: A global perspective 274 Challenging the failure of Italian parliamentary democracy from the inside: Beppe Grillo and his Five Stars Movement 277 The effects of networked social movements on the political system 284 Occupying minds, not the state: Post-Occupy blues in the US 284 The streets, the Presidenta, and the would-be Presidenta: Popular protests and presidential elections in Brazil 286 The political schizophrenia of Turkish society: Secular movements and Islamist politics 294 Reinventing politics, upsetting bipartisan hegemony: Podemos in Spain 296 Levers of political change? 308 Beyond Outrage, Hope: The Life and Death of Networked Social Movements 314 Appendix to Changing the World in the Network Society 317 Public opinion in selected countries toward Occupy and similar movements 317 Attitudes of citizens toward governments, political and financial institutions in the United States, European Union, and the world at large 318 Preface 2015

About the Author

Manuel Castells is University Professor and Wallis Annenberg Chair of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor at M.I.T and Oxford University, and is Director of Research in the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. He has published 27 books including the trilogy The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture, translated in 22 languages, and Communication Power. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the British Academy, Academia Europaea, the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and the Spanish Royal Academy of Economics. He was a founding board member of the European Research Council and of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. He was awarded the 2011 Erasmus Medal, the 2012 Holberg Prize from the Parliament of Norway, and the 2013 Balzan Prize from the International Balzan Foundation.

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A thousand words are two few to cover the riches of this incredibly timely account of contemporary movements. American Journal of Sociology A must for those who are interested in how social movements communicate in the network society to realize changes of value in society. International Journal of Public Opinion Research

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