Tra consenso e conflitto. Pratiche mediali nei movimenti italiani contro la precarietà del lavoro

Author/s Alice Mattoni
Publishing Year 2008 Issue 2009/1 Language Italian
Pages 26 P. 97-122 File size 146 KB
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Between consensus and conflict. Media practices in the Italian movements against precarity of work This paper aims to explore the relationship between social movements and the media during the recent Italian cycle of struggle against precarity. Starting from two significant protest events related to the contentious issue at stake, the paper takes into consideration activists’ media practices developed in a complex mediascape. From such a perspective, the paper examines empirically the quadruple A model proposed by Dieter Rucht (2004), partially revisiting its four main dimensions: abstention, adaptation, alternative and attack attitudes towards the mainstream media. The paper suggests that in a complex mediascape different kind of media practices intertwine and that: 1) a certain degree of abstention is also possible with regard to the more established independent media; 2) face-to-face interactions frequently mix with temporary, protest-related media; 3) activists could use the same media texts to communicate with disperse and different audiences. The main data sources consist of primary documents produced by activists and in-depth interviews with the activists themselves. Keywords: Social Movements; Mainstream Media; Information and Communication Technologies, Precarity; Media Practices.

Alice Mattoni, Tra consenso e conflitto. Pratiche mediali nei movimenti italiani contro la precarietà del lavoro in "PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO" 1/2009, pp 97-122, DOI: