The relationship between social movements, ICT and social change according to the scientific community



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Casas Mas, Belen (2017) The relationship between social movements, ICT and social change according to the scientific community. JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, 8 (2). pp. 101-122. ISSN 1647-7251

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The rapid spread of the information and communication technologies (ICTs) has changed the way social movements use Public Communication and will do so again in the future. This paper provides an analysis of the academic literature related to the influence of the ICT transformations on social movements and its consequences for social consent. The study is based on one of the dimensions of the R&D: “Social Production of Communication and Social Reproduction in the Globalization Era”. This is done through a content analysis of the representations offered by scientific institutions that mediate the social reproduction of meaning. Within the theoretical framework of the Social Production of Communication, the implemented analysis includes a corpus of 180 future scenarios from scientific and technical literature in this field. The findings suggest that the ICTs promote agreement between various social groups, but this might simultaneously trigger conflicts with other institutions or governments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:New technologies; social reproduction; social transformation; political movements; NGO; Public Communication.
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology
Social sciences > Sociology > Social change
Social sciences > Sociology > Social movements
ID Code:64424
Deposited On:16 Mar 2021 11:38
Last Modified:16 Mar 2021 12:52

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