[Air-l] CFP: Cyberactivism: Critical Practices and Theories of Online Activism
mayers at vt.edu
Wed May 16 14:10:22 PDT 2001
Call For Papers
Cyberactivism: Critical Practices and Theories of Online Activism
Edited by Martha McCaughey and Mike Ayers
Virginia Tech/New School University
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2001
Social movements and social movement groups have historically incorporated
new technologies into their framework towards working for social change.
Activists are also incorporating the Internet into their strategies to
affect change in society.
This edited volume seeks to bring together essays that discuss current
issues surrounding how activists, social movement groups/organizations, and
grassroots organizations are using the Internet for social change work.
This volume seeks to highlight the importance of current social movement
theory, cultural studies, media studies, and cyberculture studies to explore
how cyberspace can or can not aid people working towards social change.
We seek submissions that discuss the following:
· The application of social movement theory to Internet social movement
· Essays by activists about of how cyberspace has changed activism or
allowed activists to create social change
· Comparative analyses of online activist groups and offline activist groups
· Theoretical frameworks for studying online activism/social movements
· Case studies on race-, gender-, or sexuality-based movements on the
Essays should be in the range of 5,000 8,000 words. Please submit
completed essays for consideration in Rich Text File (RTF) format as an
attached document to:
Martha McCaughey (marth at vt.edu) and Mike Ayers (mayers at vt.edu)
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