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Title: Mobile ensembles: The uses of mobile phones for social protest by Spain¿s indignados
Author: Monterde Mateo, Arnau  
Postill, John
Keywords: 15M
social movements
Issue Date: 24-Apr-2014
Publisher: Routledge
Published in: The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media:
Abstract: During the 2011 wave of protests millions of citizens around the globe employed a vastrange of digital media to demand greater democratic freedoms and social justice.Although mobile phones were widely used in all these protests, their significanceremains unclear. This chapter draws from both qualitative and quantitative research toshed light on the recent uses of mobile technologies for social protest, with Spain¿sIndignados (or 15M) movement as the case study. The chapter argues for theimportance of processual analyses of the new protests that situate the uniqueness of each mobile technology and ¿mobile ensemble¿ within a particular moment in thecollective biography of a movement. This approach reveals the importance of smartphones as new articulators of online spaces and occupied physical spaces,especially via Twitter and live streaming.
Description: Peer-reviewed
Language: English
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