Cyberactivism examines the growing importance of on-line activism. The contributors show how online activists have used new technologies as a tool for change, and how they have given new meaning to terms such as 'activism' and 'community'. Topics addressed include the Mexican Zapatista movement's use of the web to promote their cause globally, and the activities of 'hacktivists' who disrupt commercial computer websites.
Martha McCaughey is Associate Professor and Director of Women's Studies in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Tech. Mike Ayers is a doctorial student in Sociology at the New School for Social Research.