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Electronic Communication

Political, Social and Educational uses

Sami Zlitni and Fabien Liénard

Whether they are citizens or political, client or company, learner or teacher, men now converse with a variety of stakeholders by using ICT. All these electronic tools promote uses and practices which give them considerable power of speech, strong freedom of expression and choice. So each of us participates actively, wherever we are and whenever we want, in the construction of «new intermediate spaces» making permeable classical border from public to private space.
All this justifies this collective work that proposes to examine electronic communication from various angles. Thus, twenty-three researchers were involved in the drafting of the nine chapters of this volume we introduce, in collaboration with Marina Haan. The transcription of an Yves Winkin conference contextualizes it. This conference took place in June 2014 and was held on the occasion of an international conference on Electronic Communication, Cultures and Identities. The chapters proposed here are not answers but insights from experience and research worldwide. The chapters are grouped into two main parts: ICT and political communication and Education, identity and electronic communication. Two parts which ultimately correspond to areas that use electronic communication with various initial communication objectives.
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Theorizing Cyber activism: Drawing from Durkheimiam lenses



To be here, is to be seen, to see and to see oneself in the act of being seen Nalika Gajaweera (2006)

Gone are the days when the peer group of the children consisted of neighborhood children. Gone are the days when the sources of recreation were outdoor gains. Gone are the days when books were the only source of knowledge. Today is an era when you are click away from the person sitting across the seven seas, an era when every thought idea can turn into reality with a flick of an eye, an era when extremes meet and represent themselves in a collective conscience to manifest the air of social solidarity. None but phenomenon of cyber activism had made it possible by implementing internet as a cardinal concept.

Reciprocating to above scenario, the undertaken academic pursuit attempts to theorize cyber activism which in recent years has become one of the most fundamental designs of communication. The paper will attempt to delve into intricacies of cyber space and would expostulate how it is not only mapping, gauging and molding the various strata’s of society but also cutting across different type of diversity of people across globe. In a academic demeanor, sociology is the one discipline which takes note of the social aspect of society. Tracing the roots of sociology, Durkheim is one of the foundational thinkers who have rigorously theorized the patterns ← 93 | 94 → of human socialization in society. The leading assertion...

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