The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti–Corporate Globalization Movements

  title={The New Digital Media and Activist Networking within Anti–Corporate Globalization Movements},
  author={Jeffrey Scott Juris},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={189 - 208}
  • J. Juris
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Art
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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