• Displacement, ‘failure’ and friction: Tactical interventions in the communication ecologies of anti-capitalist food activism

    Author(s):
    Eva Haifa Giraud (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Activism, Alternative media, Digital media, Food studies, Media ecology, Social media
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    food politics, friction, veganism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rgbm-a034
    Abstract:
    This chapter conceptualises how grassroots food activists navigate two points of tension in their practice: tensions associated with these groups' anti-capitalist aims and the commercial media platforms they use, and tensions that arise when non-hierarchical aspirations are perceived as clashing with moral imperatives such as veganism. By exploring how activists negotiate these tensions, the paper develops a new conception of how agency is negotiated with and against the constraints of contemporary communication ecologies. In the process the paper enriches existing theoretical understandings of communication ecologies, by drawing this body of work into dialogue with insights from feminist STS.
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    Status:
    Provisional
    Last Updated:
    12 hours ago
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