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Transformative Media

Intersectional Technopolitics from Indymedia to #BlackLivesMatter

A behind-the-scenes investigation into how global activists use technology.
In 1999, Seattle activists adopted cutting-edge live stream technology to cover the World Trade Organization protests and forever changed the global justice movement’s relationship to media. Transformative Media traces subsequent developments in technopolitics, revealing the innovative digital efforts of activist groups such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo today. Drawing on participatory research, Sandra Jeppesen examines how a broad array of anti-capitalist, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people rely on alternative media and emerging technologies in their battle against overlapping systems of oppression.

256 pages | 8 tables | 6 x 9

Media Studies


"Based on a thorough understanding of movements and their media, Transformative Media offers important insights and is a pleasure to read."

Arne Hintz, author of Digital Citizenship in a Datafied Society

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