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dc.contributor.author Simons, Jon
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-10T23:35:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-10T23:35:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Jon Simons, Fields and Facebook: Ta’ayush’s Grassroots Activism and Archiving the Peace that Will Have Come in Israel/Palestine. Media and Communication, 2016, Volume 4, Issue 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 2183-2439
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/20646
dc.description.abstract Israeli peace activism has increasingly taken place on new media, as in the case of the grassroots anti-Occupation group, Ta’ayush. What is the significance of Ta’ayush’s work on the ground and online for peace? This article considers the former in the light of social movement scholarship on peacebuilding, and the latter in light of new media scholar-ship on social movements. Each of those approaches suggest that Ta’ayush has very limited success in achieving its strategic goals or generating outrage about the Occupation in the virtual/public sphere. Yet, Ta’ayush’s apparent “fail-ure” according to standard criteria of success misses the significance of Ta’ayush’s work. Its combination of grassroots activism and online documentation of its work in confronting the Occupation in partnership with Palestinians has as-sembled an impressive archive. Through the lens of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, Ta’ayush can be seen to enact a “future perfect” peace that will have come. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cogitatio en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Media and Communication, 2016, Volume 4, Issue 1;
dc.rights © 2016 by the author; licensee Cogitatio (Lisbon, Portugal). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY). en
dc.subject archive; Israel; media activism; new media; Palestine; peace activism; social media; Ta’ayush; Umm el-Arayes; Walter Benjamin en
dc.title Fields and Facebook: Ta’ayush’s Grassroots Activism and Archiving the Peace that Will Have Come in Israel/Palestine en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.17645/mac.v4i1.390
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