Download e-book for kindle: A poetics of resistance : the revolutionary public relations by Jeff Conant

By Jeff Conant

ISBN-10: 1849350000

ISBN-13: 9781849350006

ISBN-10: 1849350418

ISBN-13: 9781849350419

Part literary feedback, half media research, and half advertising instruction manual, A Poetics of Resistance offers a refreshingly new tackle the Zapatistas. whereas a lot has been written at the background of the Zapatista insurgency and at the communiqués of Subcomandante Marcos, little or no has been acknowledged approximately Zapatismo: the ideologies, organizing methodologies, and communications concepts of the circulation. The attraction of the Zapatistas, and their survival, has as a lot to do with their ambitions as with the compelling and wildly powerful language and aesthetics they’ve used to exhibit their imaginative and prescient. Weaving jointly various parts of poetics and symbolism, Zapatismo has emerged as whatever solely new: a resolutely radical public relatives crusade for human liberation.

The first “postmodern revolution” offered itself to the realm via a fancy and evolving net of propaganda, utilizing quite a lot of media: the colourful communiqués of Marcos; the ski mask, uniforms, toy dolls, and different accoutrements of the rebel or sympathizer; and work of art, songs, and different renowned cultural types. applying persuasive exposure, myths, and emblems, the Zapatistas either communicated their message and constructed a transparent aesthetic which could include many messages instantly and self-replicate on a world scale. Jeff Conant deals an interesting and cutting edge software for organizers and educators to appreciate how the Zapatistas' method works, and to proceed constructing and refining their powerful messages of participatory, bottom-up revolution.

Jeff Conant is a author and activist within the San Francisco Bay region and the writer of A group consultant to Environmental Health.

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Download e-book for kindle: Commodity Activism: Cultural Resistance in Neoliberal Times by Roopali Mukherjee, Sarah Banet-Weiser

By Roopali Mukherjee, Sarah Banet-Weiser

ISBN-10: 0814764002

ISBN-13: 9780814764008

Purchasing (RED) products—from hole T-shirts to Apple--to struggle AIDS. ingesting a “Caring Cup” of espresso on the espresso Bean & Tea Leaf to aid reasonable exchange. riding a Toyota Prius to struggle worldwide warming. some of these normal actions aspect to a significant characteristic of latest tradition: the commonest manner we perform social activism is through deciding to buy anything.

Roopali Mukherjee and Sarah Banet-Weiser have collected an exemplary team of students to discover this new panorama via a sequence of case experiences of “commodity activism.” Drawing from tv, movie, buyer activist campaigns, and cultures of big name and company patronage, the essays absorb examples resembling the Dove “Real good looks” crusade, intercourse confident retail activism, ABC’s severe domestic Makeover, and Angelina Jolie as multinational superstar missionary.

Exploring the complexities embedded in modern political activism, Commodity Activism unearths the workings of energy and resistance in addition to citizenship and subjectivity within the neoliberal period. Refusing to easily place politics against consumerism, this assortment teases out the relationships among fabric cultures and political subjectivities, arguing that activism could itself be growing a branded commodity.

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New PDF release: Information and American Democracy: Technology in the

By Bruce Bimber

ISBN-10: 0521804922

ISBN-13: 9780521804929

To supply a finished assessment of the net in American democracy, Bruce Bimber units the modern details revolution in historic context, saying that previous advancements in American historical past supply vital classes for knowing how the net is affecting politics. He examines how electorate and companies use it for political reasons and is mainly to whether new expertise is making american citizens extra engaged of their govt. This research concerning the net and politics combines historic and survey research with case experiences of political occasions.

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New PDF release: Disability and Social Movements: Learning from Australian

By Rachel Carling-Jenkins

ISBN-10: 1472446321

ISBN-13: 9781472446329

This e-book presents the reader with a ground-breaking figuring out of incapacity and social pursuits. via describing how incapacity is philosophically, traditionally, and theoretically located, Carling-Jenkins is ready to then research incapacity relationally via an assessment of the contributions of teams engaged in related human rights struggles. The publication locates incapacity rights as a brand new social move and offers an evidence for why incapacity has been divided instead of united in Australia. ultimately, it investigates no matter if the hot crusade to enforce a countrywide incapacity assurance scheme represents a re-emergence of the movement.

It might be of curiosity to all students and scholars of either incapacity reports and social events.

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New PDF release: Lessons On Leadership By Terror: Finding Shaka Zulu In The

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

ISBN-10: 1843769336

ISBN-13: 9781843769330

ISBN-10: 184542347X

ISBN-13: 9781845423476

What makes despotic leaders tick? How do they develop into despots? On a lesser (but way more universal) scale: why are a few humans ruthlessly abrasive within the place of work? Why perform a little company leaders seem to lose their experience of humanity? How and why do they convey a tradition of worry, uncertainty and doubt of their businesses? classes on management by means of Terror makes an attempt to find what occurs to humans once they collect energy, and even if the abuse of energy is inevitable. Manfred Kets de Vries examines the lifetime of the nineteenth-century Zulu king Shaka Zulu so that it will support us comprehend the psychology of energy and terror. in the course of his brief reign, Shaka Zulu proven some of the most winning regimes in response to terror that has ever existed, from which the features of despotic leaders are illustrated. Shaka's existence historical past is a research within the psychology of terror, and he could be a proxy for the habit of any despot, be it from antiquity or glossy occasions. From his management habit fifteen cautionary classes are derived, supplying priceless rules for modern leaders.

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Download PDF by Duncan McCargo: Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations

By Duncan McCargo

ISBN-10: 0415233763

ISBN-13: 9780415233767

This can be the 1st booklet within the English language to ascertain the tangled net of relationships linking newspaper vendors, editors and newshounds, with prime politicians and power-holders. Duncan McCargo has been granted special entry to the editorial conferences of Thailand's major newspapers, and drawing in this, the booklet uncovers the contradictions and dichotomies which underlie political insurance within the Thai press.

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Download e-book for iPad: Politics, Landlords and Islam in Pakistan by Nicolas Martin

By Nicolas Martin

ISBN-10: 1138821888

ISBN-13: 9781138821880

This e-book deals specific insights into the altering nature of energy and hierarchy in rural Pakistan from colonial instances to offer day. It exhibits how electoral politics and the erosion of conventional patron–client ties haven't empowered the decrease sessions. The monograph highlights the endurance of debt-bondage, and illustrates how electoral politics offers assertive landlord politicians with possibilities to extra consolidate their energy and wealth on the rate of subordinate sessions. It additionally seriously examines the connection among neighborhood varieties of Islam and landed energy.

The quantity can be of curiosity to students and researchers on Pakistan and South Asian politics, sociology and social anthropology, Islam, as additionally economics, improvement reports, and safeguard studies.

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