The department is pleased to announce that Professor Leah Lievrouw's recent book for Polity Press, Alternative and Activist New Media, has been selected for the 2012 CITASA Book Award. The award is given by the Communication and Information Technology division of the American Sociological Association, and will be presented at the ASA annual meeting in Denver this summer.
Leah Lievrouw's "Alternative and Activist New Media" (Polity, 2011)
Tracing some of the fundamental shifts taking place in activism, Lievrouw offers a fresh take on the use of different forms of new media in online activism. Grounding the study in a larger historical trajectory, she weaves culture jamming, hacking, participatory journalism, and media mobilization into a tapestry of findings. The book closes with a discussion of challenges to expert opinion that reveal how new media is moving us from common knowledge to a knowledge of the commons.
The CITASA Book Award recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology. Submissions must be in English and published within the two calendar years prior to the award presentation. There are no limitations on length. Single author, multiple author, and edited books are eligible. Authors do not need to be members of ASA or CITASA.