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Social Change and Creative Activism in the 21st Century

The Mirror Effect

Authors: Harrebye, S.

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About this book

This book is a large-scale study of global creative activism. It explores how activists facilitate the cultivation of societal alternatives. Harrebye shows that social activism has got a creative new edge that is blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, and pop, prank, and protest.

About the authors

Silas Harrebye is Associate Professor at the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark. He has published his research in several international peer review journals and teaches widely on new forms of democratic participation. Harrebye has a background in philosophy, has experience as a consultant and social entrepreneur, and has been a board member for Action Aid Denmark and The Alternative.

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“In what is a lively and engaging study, Harrebye explores key aspects of the phenomenon, maps the field through a rich theoretical overview, examines established and emerging forms of activist praxis, and reflects on the impact these practices may have on social change. … Harrebye not only guides the reader through, at times, difficult conceptual and philosophical content, he also presents an original framework that bridges and supplements traditional theories of social movements.” (Ian Reilly, International Journal of Communication, Vol. 10, 2016)


“The century of change from the centre and the top down is giving way to a century of change from the margins and the bottom up. Spurred by technology and a networked spirit – activism is being transformed … Harrebye expertly guides us through this emerging world and its profound implications for everything that is political in the 21st century.” (Neal Lawson, Compass, UK)

“This book … combines most original theoretical reflections with rich empirical research.” (Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)

“Instead of considering just one aspect of creative activism or one group of practitioners, Harrebye has done us a great service by stepping back and offering a way of understanding the entire fi eld. An original and valuable contribution!” (Stephen Duncombe, New York University, USA)

“This important book offers a theory of critical reflection showing how these expressive and playful elements of protest transcend the status quo to expose problems, challenge rulers, and inspire people to participate together to make change.”-Lance Bennett, University of Washington, USA 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Occupying the Space In-Between

    Pages 3-24

    Harrebye, Silas F.

  • Creative Activism Today

    Pages 25-43

    Harrebye, Silas F.

  • First Movers and Circular Cycles of Contention

    Pages 47-71

    Harrebye, Silas F.

  • Paradoxes of Participation

    Pages 72-89

    Harrebye, Silas F.

  • The Ambivalence of Cynicism, Irony, and Utopia

    Pages 93-119

    Harrebye, Silas F.

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49869-4
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  • Due: April 23, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-349-69824-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Change and Creative Activism in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
The Mirror Effect
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49869-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137498694
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69824-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 251
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