Joss Hands

Joss is Pathway Leader and Communication Studies
Director of Anglia Research Centre in Digital Culture (ARCDigital) at Anglia Ruskin University.

His research interests are broadly located at the intersection of technology, new media in particular, with politics and critical theory. His focus has been in two main areas, firstly, the role of technology in providing an arena for the expression of dissent and the organisation of resistance movements, secondly in the role of technology in more formal democratic procedures, specifically the role of the Internet in contributing towards the development of deliberative democracy. He has published articles, review essays and reviews in journals such as Philosophy and Social Criticism, Cultural Politics, First Monday, and Information, Communication and Society. He co-edited (with Eugenia Siapera) and contributed to the book, At The Interface: Continuity and Transformation in Culture and Politics (New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004).

Joss has recently completed a book on digital activism, @ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture, published by Pluto Press.

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