The Resource Collective action in organizations : interaction and engagement in an era of technological change, Bruce Bimber, Andrew J. Flanagin, Cynthia Stohl

Collective action in organizations : interaction and engagement in an era of technological change, Bruce Bimber, Andrew J. Flanagin, Cynthia Stohl

Label
Collective action in organizations : interaction and engagement in an era of technological change
Title
Collective action in organizations
Title remainder
interaction and engagement in an era of technological change
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Bimber, Andrew J. Flanagin, Cynthia Stohl
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book explores how people participate in public life through organizations. The authors examine The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn, and show surprising similarities across these three organizations"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book offers a new theory of collective action for the age of digital media, attesting to the continued relevance of formal organizations in a time when digital media can make it seem that organizations are outdated. The authors examine the dynamics of membership in three distinctive organizations: The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn. They develop the theory of Collective Action Space to demonstrate the important dimensions of membership and use survey and interview data to explore commonalities across the organizations, each of which exhibits four participatory styles. The book shows that predictors of participation vary greatly across participatory styles, and rather little across organizations. The book wrestles with a crucial feature of contemporary collective action, wherein technology does not necessarily make people participate more, but people consistently use technology when they participate. The result is a theoretically rich and empirically fresh portrait of collective action, organization, and technology"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bimber, Bruce A.
Dewey number
322.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF529
LC item number
.B585 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Flanagin, Andrew J
  • Stohl, Cynthia
Series statement
Communication, society and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lobbying
  • Pressure groups
  • Associations, institutions, etc.
  • AARP (Organization)
  • American Legion
  • MoveOn.org
Label
Collective action in organizations : interaction and engagement in an era of technological change, Bruce Bimber, Andrew J. Flanagin, Cynthia Stohl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Involvement in organizational collective action in an era of technological change; 2. The contemporary media environment and the evolution of boundaries in organization-based collective action; 3. The collective action space; 4. The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn in collective action space; 5. Exploring collective action space; 6. Participatory styles, the individual, and the contemporary organization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780521139632
Lccn
2011032250
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2537466-01umb_inst
  • 2561329
  • (Sirsi) i9780521139632
  • (OCoLC)747819327
Label
Collective action in organizations : interaction and engagement in an era of technological change, Bruce Bimber, Andrew J. Flanagin, Cynthia Stohl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Involvement in organizational collective action in an era of technological change; 2. The contemporary media environment and the evolution of boundaries in organization-based collective action; 3. The collective action space; 4. The American Legion, AARP, and MoveOn in collective action space; 5. Exploring collective action space; 6. Participatory styles, the individual, and the contemporary organization
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780521139632
Lccn
2011032250
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2537466-01umb_inst
  • 2561329
  • (Sirsi) i9780521139632
  • (OCoLC)747819327

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