Digital Activism Within Post-Fordism: Interventions Between Assimilation and Exclusion

Alexandra Reynolds

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Abstract

This chapter explores structural barriers to effective critical practice in Post-Fordist capitalism, with reference to Jacques Rancière’s Consensus Democracy, Manuel Castells’ Network Power, Zygmunt Bauman and David Lyon’s theories of Liquid Power, Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello’s work on New Capitalism, and Jodi Dean’s work around Communicative Capitalism. The chapter introduces a range of digital tactics and techniques successful in disrupting recent hegemonic forms of power. Examples of successful digital activism are drawn principally from histories of Tactical Media and Hacktivism. The chapter closes by considering the continued value of existing tactical and hacktivist techniques in a Post-Trump, Post-Brexit world, where the hegemonic rhetorical and cultural dynamics of liberal consensus have seemingly shifted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecond International Handbook of Internet Research
EditorsJeremy Hunsinger, Matthew M. Allen, Lisbeth Klastrup
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages469-488
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-024-1555-1
ISBN (Print)978-94-024-1553-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019

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    Reynolds, A. (2019). Digital Activism Within Post-Fordism: Interventions Between Assimilation and Exclusion. In J. Hunsinger, M. M. Allen, & L. Klastrup (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research (pp. 469-488). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1555-1_46