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Visionarios pragmáticos: Imaginarios, mitos y tecnopolítica en el movimiento 15M

Candón-Mena, Jose and Treré, Emiliano ORCID: 2022. Visionarios pragmáticos: Imaginarios, mitos y tecnopolítica en el movimiento 15M. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas 180 , pp. 47-64. 10.5477/cis/reis.180.47

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This article examines the imaginaries about the Internet and its influence on the forms of technological appropriation by social movements. It focuses on the concept of myth, digital sublime and cyber-libertarian rhetoric that mystify the emancipatory power of the Internet. Through an empirical work based on 37 interviews, three focus groups and participant observations, the imaginaries and media practices of the 15M are analysed. Our results highlight three hybrid tensions between: faith in the democratizing power of the Internet and political praxis; complementary action in the virtual and physical space; and the simultaneous use of corporate networks and alternative media. It is concluded that utopian myths about the Internet are negotiated with reality in complex ways and inspire political action and technological innovation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Language other than English: Spanish
Publisher: Reis
ISSN: 0210-5233
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 24 January 2022
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:04

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