By Zeynep Tufekci
to appreciate a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti–Wall highway encampment, and a packed Tahrir sq., we needs to first understand the ability and the weaknesses of utilizing new applied sciences to mobilize huge numbers of individuals. An incisive observer, author, and player in today’s social pursuits, Zeynep Tufekci explains during this obtainable and compelling e-book the nuanced trajectories of recent protests—how they shape, how they function in a different way from earlier protests, and why they've got hassle persisting of their long term quests for change.
Tufekci speaks from direct adventure, combining on-the-ground interviews with insightful research. She describes how the net helped the Zapatista uprisings in Mexico, the need of distant Twitter clients to arrange clinical provides in the course of Arab Spring, the refusal to exploit bullhorns within the Occupy move that all started in ny, and the empowering influence of tear gasoline in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. those information from existence inside of social hobbies entire a relocating research of authority, expertise, and culture—and provide crucial insights into the way forward for governance.
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