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The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions

Ray Brescia


This book identifies a series of “social innovation moments” in American history. Through these moments—during which social movements have embraced advances in communications technologies—the book illuminates the complicated, dangerous, innovative, and exciting relationship between these technologies, social movements, and social change. It shows that, almost without fail, developments in how we communicate shape social movements, just as those movements change the very technologies themselves. From the printing press to the television, social movements have leveraged communications technologi ... More

Keywords: social innovation, social movements, social change, communications technology, social justice, Internet, mobile devices, social media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501748110
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501748110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Brescia, author
Albany Law School