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					Social Movement Media:
problems and prospects

  beginning with some
      definitions…
           ..
• Reluctance in Media Studies scholarship
  until the past decade to take social
  movement media seriously
Typical absence of media and
communication from social movement
studies; or if presence, lack of
problematization
• Variable uses of the concept/term ‘social
  movement’
• The ‘mob’
• The ‘rational actor’
• ‘New’ Social Movements
• Likewise regarding the concepts/terms
  ‘civil society’ and ‘global civil society’
• Current tendency to emphasize digital
  networks and efficiency of communication
  and social mobilization, and neglect
  expressive culture and symbolism; or the
  reverse
• Infrequency of research on actual uses and
  reception of social movement media
• John Downing, “Audiences and readers of
  alternative media: the absent lure of the virtually
  unknown,” Media, Culture & Society 25.5
  (2003), pp. 625-45.
• How to develop affordable face-to-face
  interactions within transnational social
  movements among leaderships, and
  media/information activists, in order to
  ‘ground’ technically mediated routine
  interactions
• Within that context, language, language
  and language – not merely different
  tongues, but different stylistic formats and
  different levels of formal education and
  organizational experience
• The relation between social movement
  media activism and ‘radical’ public
  relations activism.
• In the ‘development’ context,
  ‘development’ as a highly politicized but
  ostensibly apolitical process (Arturo
  Escobar), with ‘development
  communication’ as a set of techniques; vs.
  self-generated, politically engaged social
  movement media expanding ‘globalization
  from below’.

				
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