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Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Todd Wolfson


This book examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. It begins with the rise of the Zapatistas in the mid-1990s, and how aspects of the movement—network organizational structure, participatory democratic governance, and the use of communication tools as a binding agent—became essential parts of Indymedia and all Cyber Left organizations. From there the book charts the media-based think tanks and experiments that continued the Cyber Left's evolution through the Independent Media Center's birth around ... More

Keywords: new media, new communication technology, social movements, Zapatista, Indymedia, participatory democracy, decentralization, Global Social Justice Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038846
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd Wolfson, author
Rutgers University