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Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces

Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Government and Law for 2019.

Yasmin Ibrahim (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 363
ISBN13: 9781522518624|ISBN10: 1522518622|EISBN13: 9781522518631|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1862-4


With the ubiquitous nature of modern technologies, they have been inevitably integrated into various facets of society. The connectivity presented by digital platforms has transformed such innovations into tools for political and social agendas.

Politics, Protest, and Empowerment in Digital Spaces is a comprehensive reference source for emerging scholarly perspectives on the use of new media technology to engage people in socially- and politically-oriented conversations and examines communication trends in these virtual environments. Highlighting relevant coverage across topics such as online free expression, political campaigning, and online blogging, this book is ideally designed for government officials, researchers, academics, graduate students, and practitioners interested in how new media is revolutionizing political and social communications.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender Equality
  • Mobile Technology
  • Online Blogging
  • Online Free Expression
  • Policy Decision-Making
  • Political Campaigning
  • Political Participation
  • Transmedia Storytelling

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Yasmin Ibrahim is a Reader in International Business and Communications at Queen Mary, University of London. She researches on new media technologies exploring the cultural dimensions and social implications in the appropriation of ICTs in different contexts and has written on a diverse range of issues which affect humanity and society through our everyday interactions. Her forthcoming book on The Politics of Gaze; Image Capture and Consumption on Digital Media with Intellect examines human vulnerabilities in the digital age when the body embedded with mobile technologies is burdened through new forms of subjectivity where it becomes part data and part content. Beyond new media and digital technologies, she writes on political communication and political mobilization from cultural perspectives. Her other research interests include globalization, migration, Islam, visual culture, and memory studies. She is a visiting professor at MYRA School of Business in Mysore, India.