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The Networked Diaspora

March 25, 2011

Scholars Halleh Ghorashi and Kees Boersma look at the ways in which new technology impact the identity of diaspora groups in the first of their two contributions to The Civil Society Zine. The Nation State and migration For as long as… Read more

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Berlin, Bam, New Media, and Transnational Networks

March 10, 2011

In the second of their two contributions, Halleh Ghorashi and Kees Boersma present on overview of Iranian diaspora networks and the changes that occurred with the rise of a nascent civil society in Iran, the 2003 Nobel award to Shirin Ebadi, and the… Read more

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As Strong as Our Signal

March 24, 2011

Human rights activist Mana Mostatabi takes a look at the ways in which new media is transforming activism. She asks hard questions about just how effective “clicktivism can be when trying to take action for positive changes. What happens to those… Read more

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The Death of the “Twitter Revolution” and the Struggle over Internet Narratives

March 15, 2011

PhD candidate Donya Alinejad poses questions about techno-utopianism, Cold War imagery, and the real and imagined effects of social networking and the internet in creating offline actions. The town square is still the town square, she asserts… Read more

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