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Making Our World

The Hacker and Maker Movements in Context


Edited By Jeremy Hunsinger and Andrew Schrock

Making Our World: The Hacker and Maker Movements in Context describes and situates the political, historical, national, and organizational elements of hacking and making. Hackers and makers are often mythologized, leading to people misunderstanding them as folk heroes for the modern age. In response, this book describes and critiques these movements from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives to help readers appreciate their worldwide scope and highly localized interpretations. Making Our World is essential reading for students and scholars of technology and society, particularly those interested in social movements and DIY cultures.

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Jeremy Hunsinger is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has co-edited several special issues of journals and books, including two volumes of the International Handbook of Internet Research. For more information and articles, visit his website at

Andrew Schrock is a post-doctoral fellow at Chapman University. His research broadly considers how people use communication technologies to reconfigure family, community, and democratic institutions. Most recently, he has written extensively on the “civic tech” movement and political participation around data. His research has appeared in New Media & Society, the International Journal of Communication, and Big Data & Society. For more information and articles, please visit his website at

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