[Air-L] media environment / Internet as ecosystem

Jessie Daniels jdaniels at hunter.cuny.edu
Wed Feb 17 09:24:48 PST 2010

Hi Emiliano ~

Some of my work addresses your second point.   In my book, *Cyber Racism*, I
looked at white supremacists (neo-nazis, the KKK) as a social movement over
a long period of time and how specific groups did, or did not, make the
transition from print to Internet.

I also examined the issue of "recruitment" vis-a-vis this social movement
and the Internet.  Basically, I found a lot of fear (and moral panic) about
white supremacists "recruiting" via the Internet but not a lot of evidence
that it actually happens.  I have a lengthy discussion in Chapter 4 "White
Supremacist Social Movements Online & in Global Context," that takes up this
issue in detail.

Good luck with your research!

~ Jessie

Jessie Daniels, PhD
Associate Professor
Urban Public Health
Rm. 830W
Hunter College
425 E. 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

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website: http://www.jessiedanielsphd.com

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blog: http://www.racismreview.com

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My latest book: Cyber Racism

2010/2/17 Emiliano Treré <emiliano.trere at uniud.it>

> Hi everyone,
> In my PhD dissertation I'm focusing on the relations between social
> movements and the media, especially the Internet. I need some help in
> bibliography with regard to two topics:
> 1. the concept of media environment, mediascape, media ecology, etc.
> I'm considering the whole media repertoire of activists and not just
> focus on one specific medium.
> 2. the conceptualization of Internet not as a simple medium: I need
> some hints on papers, books and theories addressing the complexity of
> the Internet as an environment, an ecology that cannot be reduced to a
> unique technological block.
> Thanks a lot.
> Best,
> Emiliano Treré
> --
> Emiliano Treré
> PhD candidate
> Doctoral Program in Multimedia Communication
> University of Udine, Italy
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