Technology, Activism, and Social Justice in a Digital Age

ISBN : 9780190903992

John G. McNutt
240 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Technology, Activism, and Social Justice in a Digital Age offers a close look at both the present nature and future prospects for social change. In particular, the text explores the cutting edge of technology and social change, while discussing developments in social media, civic technology, and leaderless organizations - as well as more traditional approaches to social change. It effectively assembles a rich variety of perspectives to the issue of technology and social change; the featured authors are academics and practitioners (representing both new voices and experienced researchers) who share a common devotion to a future that is just, fair, and supportive of human potential. They come from the fields of social work, public administration, journalism, law, philanthropy, urban affairs, planning, and education, and their work builds upon 30-plus years of research. The authors' efforts to examine changing nature of social change organizations and the issues they face will help readers reflect upon modern advocacy, social change, and the potential to utilize technology in making a difference.


1: Introduction to the Book
Section I
Advocacy, Social Change, and Activism
2: Advocacy, Social Change and Activism: Perspectives on Traditional and Electronic Practice in a Digital World
John G. McNutt
3: Advocacy as a Moral Imperative
Patricia Libby
4: Collaborative Contracting as Advocacy
Lauren Miltenberger
Section II
Technology, Social Change, and Community
5: The Energizing Citizen Action with The Power of Digital Technology: The Amplified Effort of the Newark Residents Against the Power Plant
David B. Carter
6: Social Justice 140 Characters at a Time: The Role of Twitter in Social Action
Karen Zgoda and Kryss Shane
7: The Civic Technology Movement: Implications for Nonprofit Theory and Practice
Jonathan Justice, John G. McNutt, James Melitski, Michael Ahn, Nina David, Shariq Siddiqui, and John C. Ronquillo
Section III
Advocacy, Social Change, and Activism: Policy Level
8: Advocacy of, by, and for the Internet: The 2012 Protests Against Anti-Piracy Legislation
Lori A. Brainard and Justine Augeri
9: Leave No Org Behind: Exploring the Digital Life of Community Action Agencies
Lauri Goldkind and Suzanne Marmo Roman
10: A Long, Strange Trip: Social Media Adoption in a Group of Technologically Sophisticated Child Advocacy Organizations
John G. McNutt, Janice Barlow, and David Carter
Section IV
Global and International Social Change
11: Social Media and Governance in China: Evolving Dimensions of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability
Robert Warren and Yingying Zeng
12: Policing Digital Sanctuaries: Exploring Environmental Advocacy through Technology-Enabled Monitoring and Enforcement Network Organizations
Stephen Kleinschmit
13: Social Media and Leaderless Social Movement Organizations: Implications for Transnational Advocacy
Lori Brainard, Katherine M. Boland, and John G. McNutt
14: The Future of Technology and Social Change Practice
John G. McNutt
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John G. McNutt, PhD, is Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware. He is a specialist in the application of high technology to political and social engagement. He is currently working the application of data science to political action.