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FERRON Benjamin, Les répertoires médiatiques des mobilisations altermondialistes (Mexique-Chiapas, Israël/Palestine, 1994-2006), Contribution à une analyse de la société transnationale, thèse de doctorat en science politique, Université de Rennes 1, 2012, 808 p.

Abstract : This thesis compares the strategies deployed by two international solidarity networks - the neo-Zapatista movement, based in Chiapas, Mexico, and the Israel/Palestine anti-occupation movement - to publicly communicate the political causes they espouse in an activist context dominated by the development of global justice frameworks (1994-2006). It seeks to explain how two such politically dissimilar struggles - the rebellion of the indigenous people of Chiapas, the resistance against Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories - might have come to be considered, in some political and media arenas, in similar terms to those used to characterise the opposition to "neo-liberal globalisation"; it sets out also to explain how the neo-Zapatista struggle might have come to be more naturally framed as a symbol of the global justice movement rather than as one of resistance to occupation. This study adopts a constructivist approach, closely exploring the practical dynamics of the international circulation of global justice ideas and actors, and is particularly concerned with the role played by activist media in this process. It argues that the partial convergence of collective action frameworks is the result of a series of tactical choices and internalised constraints, which have together favoured the development of discourses of struggle which are relatively independent of their social contexts of production. In order to understand the conditions which have enabled the conferment of a 'performative' power on discourses critical of neoliberal globalisation, I undertook fieldwork comprising 76 semi-directive interviews with activists and journalists, a series of observations in "alternative media" centres, and archival work. The comparison of the media repertoires of each network enables the identification of the progressive specialisation of activists in the work of alternative mediatisation. Part I of the thesis focuses on the processes of internationalisation of movement political capital. Part II highlights the existence of a negative correlation between the development of conventional media coverage and activist investment in "alternative media" networks, which may function as spaces of compensation or of symbolic correction. Finally, Part III analyses the material conditions of production, diffusion and institutionalisation of media activism in each of the two networks.
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Benjamin Ferron. FERRON Benjamin, Les répertoires médiatiques des mobilisations altermondialistes (Mexique-Chiapas, Israël/Palestine, 1994-2006), Contribution à une analyse de la société transnationale, thèse de doctorat en science politique, Université de Rennes 1, 2012, 808 p.. Science politique. Université Rennes 1, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-00731809⟩

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