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dc.contributor.authorSauter, Molly
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:53:22Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:53:22Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781628921533_93
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58762
dc.description.abstractThis book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. What is Hacktivism? In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet is a vital arena of communication, self expression, and interpersonal organizing. When there is a message to convey, words to get out, or people to unify, many will turn to the internet as a theater for that activity. As familiar and widely accepted activist tools—petitions, fundraisers, mass letter-writing, call-in campaigns and others—find equivalent practices in the online space, is there also room for the tactics of disruption and civil disobedience that are equally familiar from the realm of street marches, occupations, and sit-ins? With a historically grounded analysis, and a focus on early deployments of activist DDOS as well as modern instances to trace its development over time, The Coming Swarm uses activist DDOS actions as the foundation of a larger analysis of the practice of disruptive civil disobedience on the internet.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFD Media studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPP Public administration
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism::JPWJ Political subversion
dc.subject.otherMedia studies
dc.subject.otherCentral / national / federal government policies
dc.titleThe Coming Swarm
dc.title.alternativeDDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781628926705
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781628921533
oapen.relation.isbn9781628921526
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages208
oapen.place.publicationNew York


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