loading...
- - -
América Latina Portal Europeo
REDIAL Red Europea de Información y Documentación sobre América Latina
CEISAL Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina
Revista DELOS Desarrollo local sostenible

desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series

Revista DHIAL. Desarrollo Humano e Institucional en América Latina

Año: 2013 n. 42

Geoffray, Marie Laure. Internet, Public Space and Contention in Cuba: Bridging Asymmetries of Access to Public Space through Transnational Dynamics of Contention.  / Internet, espacio público y contención en Cuba: Reducir las asimetrías de acceso al espacio público a través de dinámicas transnacionales de contención Cuba
Internet / espacio público / contención

Resumen

This paper explores the Cuban case to understand how contentious voices have managed to bridge asymmetries of access to public space thanks to their critical use of new information and communication technologies (NICTs) Internet. I argue that we need to look at how contentious uses of NICTs have reinforced existing processes on the island, while creating new channels of expression and linkage. The paper shows that the transnational dynamics of linkage put into place by a lively web of émigrés, Cuban activists and intellectuals as well as foreign journalists and scholars have allowed for the convergence of contentious micro arenas which already existed but were formerly segmented. This process of convergence has in turn allowed for the emergence of a more intricate public space and for the creation of a somewhat autonomous contentious space. Although this evolution of the Cuban regime is positive as far as freedom of speech, it is clear that new inequalities in access to voice emerge: the protagonists of those new social spaces are limited to specific social categories, namely the urban, young and highly educated.

Versión digital gratuita | Alemania Año de creación: 2011

Editor: desiguALdades.net. Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America

Sirve para difundir los primeros resultados de los proyectos de investigación en curso, con el fin de fomentar el intercambio de ideas y el debate académico. La inclusión de un artículo en la desiguALdades.net no constituye una publicación y no se restringe la publicación posterior en cualquier otro lugar.

Sumarios de la revista

Ceisal Redial © REDIAL & CEISAL. Responsabilidad editorial: Araceli García Martín - AECID (Madrid, España),
Jussi Pakkasvirta - Ceisal (Helsinki, Finlandia).
Desarrollo web: Olivier Bertoncello Data Consulting    Alojamiento web: CCIN2P3