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New social movements, the use of ICTs, and their social impact

Morador, Fernando Flores LU and Vásquez, Judith Cortés (2016) In Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social 71. p.398-412
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The following work is an analysis of new social movements and the use of new technologies from the perspective of political philosophy. It stems from the results obtained in the dissertation "New Social Movements and the Use of ICTs: Case Studies," presented at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as part of the Communication, Social Change and Development program. While it is true that these movements have existed for a long time, new digital technologies allow for political agendas and proposals to increase in visibility, scope and dissemination. The "know-how" of these new movements and their ability to drive social transformation are expressions of a framework made up of different strategies to those proposed by traditional groups... (More)

The following work is an analysis of new social movements and the use of new technologies from the perspective of political philosophy. It stems from the results obtained in the dissertation "New Social Movements and the Use of ICTs: Case Studies," presented at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as part of the Communication, Social Change and Development program. While it is true that these movements have existed for a long time, new digital technologies allow for political agendas and proposals to increase in visibility, scope and dissemination. The "know-how" of these new movements and their ability to drive social transformation are expressions of a framework made up of different strategies to those proposed by traditional groups framed by political parties. The methods employed by civic action require a natural flow of information which political parties cannot reproduce. Symbolic resources and expressions of sentiments and emotions play a crucial role in structuring a new form of language and a different way of being. The implications are important, not only in terms of mass media and politics, but also in terms of social change.

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Communication technologies, New social movements, Social change, Technocracy
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Universidad de la Laguna
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  author       = {Morador, Fernando Flores and Vásquez, Judith Cortés},
  keyword      = {Communication technologies,New social movements,Social change,Technocracy},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {398--412},
  publisher    = {Universidad de la Laguna},
  series       = {Revista Latina de Comunicacion Social},
  title        = {New social movements, the use of ICTs, and their social impact},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4185/RLCS-2016-1101en},
  volume       = {71},
  year         = {2016},
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