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Title: The relationship between social movements, ICT and social change according to the scientific community
Authors: Casas, Belén
Keywords: New technologies
social reproduction
social transformation
political movements
Public Communication
Novas tecnologias
Reprodução social
Transformação social
Movimentos políticos
Comunicação pública.
Issue Date: Nov-2017
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Citation: Casas, Belén (2017). "The Relationship between Social Movements, ICT and Social Change According to the Scientific Community". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 8, Nº. 2, November 2017-April 2018. Consulted [online] on the date of last consultation
Abstract: 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.
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
Appears in Collections:OBSERVARE - JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations. Vol. 8, n.2 (November 2017 - April 2018)

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