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Published: 26 April 2018

304 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190856779


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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Francis L.F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the Umbrella Movement, and the ways connective action transforms into a collective action campaign
  • Examines the roles of both conventional media institutions and digital media platforms in the formation and dynamics of social movements
  • Argues that the media not only empowers social movements, but can also allow the state to undermine protests
  • Addresses current debates regarding the role of digital and social media in protest movements
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