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Representing Resistance
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From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the values that shape our realities, Globalization has affected nearly every aspect of modern life on this planet. Contributors to this book suggest that globalization is supplanting Cold War ideology and they critique mainstream news media coverage of civil disobedience. They further explore the "new activism" of social movement groups who use performance and media to appeal directly to the people in promoting their causes, fundraising, and recruitment.
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A critical look at mainstream media's coverage of global civil disobedience and an exploration of the role of performance and technology in new activism.

Table of Contents

An Emerging Paradigm? by Andy Opel and Donnalyn Pompper Gathering in the Streets: Civil Disobedience and Global Justice in the Third Millennium Carnivals Against Capital: Rooted in Resistance by Louis Leclair Ya Basta! "A Mountain of Bodies That Advances, Seeking the Least Harm Possible to Itself" by Audrey Vanderford Like Moths to a Flame: Culture Jamming and the Global Spectacle by Asa Wettergren Punishment Before Prosecution: Pepper Spray as Postmodern Repression by Andy Opel Irony in Protest and Policing: The World Trade Organization in Seattle by Patrick F. Gillham and Gary T. Marx Representing Resistance: The U.S. Media and the Global Justice Movement Mapping the Emerging Global Order in News Discourse: The Meanings of Globalization in News Magazines in the Early 1990s by Ilia Rodriguez Whose Public Sphere? The Party and the Protests of America 2000 by Anne Marie Todd Framing Globalization and Media Strategies for Social Change by Nancy Snow Representing the South by Emma Miller Speaking Out Against the Incitement to Silence: The British Press and the 2001 May Day Protests by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Probing Symbolic Relationships: Celebrities, Mass Media, and Global Justice by Donnalyn Pompper Organizing On-Line: The Internet, Technology, and the Global Justice Movement Mapping the Reportoire of Electronic Contention by Sasha Costanza-Chock Alternative Alternatives: Free Media, Dissent, and Emergent Activist Networks by Ted M. Coopman Seize the Switches: TAO Communications, Media, and Anarchy by Jeff Shantz Indymedia.org and the Global Justice Movement by Dorothy Kidd The IMC Movement Beyond "The West" by John D. H. Downing

About the Author

ANDY OPEL is Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Florida State University.DONNALYN POMPPER is Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Florida State University.

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"This is a very useful book. It collects masses of far-flung information and conjecture about the global justice movement, and submits it all to careful, incisive analysis."-Andrew Ross Professor and Director, Program in American Studies, New York University "Read this book if you want to know about the cutting edge of democracy in this brutal period of globalisation and about why powerful vested interests are trying to demonise and criminalise the best expression of our common humanity and diverse freedoms."-Vandana Shiva, author, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge .,."[O]ne of the most important collections on globalization, culture and politics that has ever been published. It provides cutting edge analysis of the main trends by the leading scholars and activists in the field. I strongly recommend that all concerned with globalization and social justice read this book."-Robert W. McChesney, co-author, Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media "There is a great need for scholarly accounts of the global justice movement, as it develops into a long-term challenge to mainstream policy agendas. Representing Resistence, Opel and Pompper's important and timely new collection, certainly fits that bill, offering an insightful and thorough account of the movement's history and prehistory, its (mis) representation by mainstream media, as well as its own highly original use of media, particularly the Internet. This book is greatly to be welcomed and will be essential reading for those interested whether in social movements or in media's contribution to global (dis) order."-Nick Couldry, Senior Lecturer London School of Economics and Political Science

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