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Author Costanza-Chock, Sasha, 1976- author.

Title Out of the shadows, into the streets! : transmedia organizing and the immigrant rights movement / Sasha Costanza-Chock.

Publication Info. Cambridge Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 273 pages) : illustrations
Note Foreword by Manuel Castells.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 A Day Without an Immigrant: Social Movements and the Media Ecology 20 -- 2 Walkout Warriors: Transmedia Organizing 46 -- 3 "MacArthur Park Melee": From Spokespeople to Amplifiers 68 -- 4 APPO-LA: Translocal Media Practices 86 -- 5 Worker Centers, Popular Education, and Critical Digital Media Literacy 102 -- 6 Out of the Closets, Out of the Shadows, and Into the Streets: Pathways to Participation in DREAM Activist Networks 128 -- 7 Define American, The Dream is Now, and Professionalization and Accountability in Transmedia Organizing 154.
Summary "For decades, social movements have vied for attention from the mainstream mass media--newspapers, radio, and television. Today, many argue that social media power social movements, from the Egyptian revolution to Occupy Wall Street. Yet, as Sasha Costanza-Chock reports, community organizers know that social media enhance, rather than replace, face-to-face organizing. The revolution will be tweeted, but tweets alone do not the revolution make. In Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets! Costanza-Chock traces a much broader social movement media ecology. Through a richly detailed account of daily media practices in the immigrant rights movement, he argues that there is a new paradigm of social movement media making: transmedia organizing. Despite the current spotlight on digital media, he finds, social movement media practices tend to be cross-platform, participatory, and linked to action. Immigrant rights organizers leverage social media creatively, even as they create media ranging from posters and street theater to Spanish-language radio, print, and television. Drawing on extensive interviews, workshops, and media organizing projects, Costanza-Chock presents case studies of transmedia organizing in the immigrant rights movement over the last decade. Chapters focus on the historic mass protests against the anti-immigrant Sensenbrenner Bill; coverage of police brutality against peaceful activists; efforts to widen access to digital media tools and skills for low-wage immigrant workers; paths to participation in DREAM activism; and the implications of professionalism for transmedia organizing. These cases show us how savvy transmedia organizers work to strengthen movement identity, win political and economic victories, and transform public consciousness forever." -- Publisher's description
Note Print version record.
Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Civil rights -- United States.
Mass media -- United States.
Social justice -- United States.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Immigrants -- Civil rights -- Europe.
Mass media -- Europe.
Social justice -- Europe.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00908700
Immigrants -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00967717
Mass media. (OCoLC)fst01011219
Social justice. (OCoLC)fst01122603
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Castells, Manuel, 1942- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Costanza-Chock, Sasha, 1976- Out of the shadows, into the streets! 9780262028202 (DLC) 2014013216 (OCoLC)878501834
ISBN 9780262322805 (electronic bk.)
0262322803 (electronic bk.)
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