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From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media


Eduardo Cintra Torres and Samuel Mateus

From Multitude to Crowds: Collective Action and the Media presents a study of collective action in the 21st century. Experts from Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Political Communication and Media Studies offer a multidisciplinary approach to social formations in contemporary collective action. The various contributions discuss the relevance of media and communications in social movements and how social mobilization has changed in mediatized societies.
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Social Mobilization and Social Media: People Are the Message



How do we understand the specific relationship between digital technologies and social mobilization? This was the starting point for an analysis on the role of social networks in social mobilization in seventeen countries that a team of researchers at the Communication Lab of the University Institute of Lisbon, in collaboration with the Gulbenkian Foundation, developed during the first trimester of 2013. Our aim was, by focusing in an empirical analysis of a diverse set of countries and cultures, to discuss where we could find newness on social mobilization in relation to the use of information and communication technologies.

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