Bart Cammaerts, Alice Mattoni and Patrick McCurdy (eds.): Mediation and Protest Movements. Bristol: Intellect 2013

Cammaerts et al. 2013Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which their messages spread. Correcting that imbalance, Mediation and Protest Movements explores the nature of the relationship between protest movements, media representation, and communication strategies and tactics.

By covering online and offline contexts, as well as mainstream and alternative media, Mediation and Protest Movements bridges the gap between social-movement theory and media and communication studies, making this an important text for students and scholars of the media and social change.

Table of Contents

Peter Dahlgren

Introduction: Mediation and protest movements
Bart Cammearts, Alice Mattoni and Patrick McCurdy

Chapter 1: Bridging research on democracy, social movements and communication
Donatella della Porta

Chapter 2: Repertoires of communication in social movement processes
Alice Mattoni

Chapter 3: Mediation, practice and lay theories of news media
Patrick McCurdy

Chapter 4: Internet cultures and protest movements: the cultural links between strategy, organizing and online communication
Anastasia Kavada

Chapter 5: Transmedia Mobilization in the Popular Association of the Oaacan Peoples, Los Angeles
Sasha Costanza-Chock

Chapter 6: Mediated Nonviolence as a global force: an historical perspective
Sean Scalmer

Chapter 7: Chapter 7: Walk, talk, fax, or tweet: reconstructing media-movement interactions through group history telling
Charlotte Ryan, Karen Jeffreys, Taylor Ellowitz and Jim Ryczek

Chapter 8: Calling for confrontational action in online social media: Video activism as auto-communication
Julie Uldam and Tina Askanius

Chapter 9: Activist’s communication in a post-disaster zone: cross-media strategies for protest mobilization in L’Aquila, Italy
Cinzia Padovani

Chapter 10 Imagining Heiligendamm: Visual struggles and the G8 summit 2007
Simon Teune

Chapter 11: Social movements, contentious politics and media in the Philippines
Lisa Brooten

Conclusion: Protest movements and their media usages
Dieter Rucht