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Spaces for talk: information and communication technologies (ICTs) and genuine dialogue in an international advocacy movement

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Mann, A, Spaces for talk: information and communication technologies (ICTs) and genuine dialogue in an international advocacy movement, Asian Social Science, 4, (10) pp. 3-13. ISSN 1911-2017 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5539/ass.v4n10p3

Abstract

Despite the digital divide that exists between the developed and developing world, communication technologies such as the Internet are providing new opportunities for transnational advocacy. This paper explores issues of identity and co-operation between actors participating in the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform (GCAR), led by the peoplesí movement La Via Campesina, focusing on the application of Internet-based services. While the movement has successfully reframed the land reform debate within the global public sphere, and makes use of the World Wide Web in its role as a strategic bridge-builder within the Campaign, digital connectivity does not necessarily overcome challenges of participation and representation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:activism, social movements, digital communication, food systems, the internet, advocacy, agrarian reform, human rights
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Environmental communication
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Communication not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mann, A (Professor Alana Mann)
ID Code:150681
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2022-06-24
Last Modified:2022-06-27
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