- Subject index
The study of everyday life is fundamental to our understanding of modern society. This book provides a coherent, interdisciplinary way to engage with everyday activities and environments. Arguing for an innovative, ethnographic approach, it uses detailed examples, based in real world and digital research, to bring its theories to life. Sarah Pink focuses on the sensory, embodied, mobile, and mediated elements of practice and place as a route to understanding wider issues. By doing so, she convincingly outlines a robust theoretical and methodological approach to understanding contemporary everyday life and activism.
Chapter 8: The Digital Places of Everyday Life: Thinking about Activism and the Internet
The Digital Places of Everyday Life: Thinking about Activism and the Internet
Once I had clicked on the ‘Like’ icon on the Cittaslow International Facebook page, I began to receive status posts from the movement (publically available at http://www.Facebook.com/cittaslow). Most were in Italian, although some were in English. They alerted me to media reports about Italian Cittaslow towns, less frequently to events and activities in Cittaslow member towns elsewhere, and the up-and-coming international ‘Cittaslow Sunday’ to be held on 26 September 2010 in member towns across the globe. The day after I joined, I received the news post that the Facebook page now had over 1,500 fans. I started to feel a new closeness ...