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By any media necessary : the new youth activism /

Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, Liana Gamber-Thompson, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Arely M. Zimmerman ; with an afterword by Elisabeth Soep.

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Author: Jenkins, Henry
Published: New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Series: Connected youth and digital futures.
Topics: Youth - Political activity - United States. | Neue Medien | Soziologie | Graswurzel-Journalismus
Regions: United States.
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Author: Jenkins, Henry, 1958-
Physical Description: xii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781479899982 (cl ;
1479899984 (cl ;
9781479874149 (paperback)
1479874140 (paperback)
Summary: "There is a widespread perception that the foundations of American democracy are dysfunctional and little is likely to emerge from traditional politics that will shift those conditions. Youth are often seen as emblematic of this crisis--frequently represented as uninterested in political life and ill informed about current affairs. By Any Media Necessary offers a profoundly different picture of contemporary American youth. Young men and women are tapping into the potential of new forms of communication, such as social media platforms and spreadable videos and memes, seeking to bring about political change--by any media necessary. In a series of case studies covering a diverse range of organizations, networks, and movements--from the Harry Potter Alliance, which fights for human rights in the name of the popular fantasy franchise, to immigration-rights advocates using superheroes to dramatize their struggles--By Any Media Necessary examines the civic imagination at work. Exploring new forms of political activities and identities emerging from the practice of participatory culture, By Any Media Necessary reveals how these shifts in communication have unleashed a new political dynamism in American youth."--Jacket.

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