Liberation Technology in El Salvador

Re-appropriating Social Media among Alternative Media Projects

Authors: Harlow, Summer

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  • Analyzes based on extensive field research in El Salvador as well as online research of social media
  • Combines qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Bridges theory and practice by blending critical analysis with a practical evaluation of media outlets’ on-the-ground operations
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This ethnographic study explores how four alternative media projects in El Salvador integrated digital technologies—particularly social media—into their practices, and whether incorporating these technologies affected citizen participation not only in the media production process, but in a broader discursive sphere of civic and political life as well. Summer Harlow investigates the factors that influence the extent to which alternative media producers are able to use digital tools in liberating ways for social change by opening a space for participation in technology (as content producers) and through technology (as engaged citizens). The book advances existing literature with two main contributions: extending our understanding of the digital divide to include inequalities of social media use, and including technology use—whether liberating or not—as a fundamental component of a mestizaje approach to the study of alternative media.

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Summer Harlow has a PhD in journalism and an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She is a former newspaper journalist who has lived in, reported from, and travelled extensively throughout Latin America. She is currently Assistant Professor of Communication at Florida State University, USA.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liberation Technology in El Salvador
Book Subtitle
Re-appropriating Social Media among Alternative Media Projects
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48039-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48039-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48038-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83883-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 214
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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