Subactivism: Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet

  title={Subactivism: Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet},
  author={M. Bakardjieva},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={104 - 91}
  • M. Bakardjieva
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • The Information Society
  • The potential of the Internet to enhance civic participation has been examined in numerous theoretical and empirical studies. This article concentrates specifically on the role the medium plays in affording and supporting new forms of making sense of public issues and getting involved in civic activities that evolve at the level of everyday life. Characteristically, these forms do not square neatly with elevated notions of political and civic participation. Their significance easily escapes… CONTINUE READING
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