writings

Here you find the list of my publications. Whenever possible, I opt for open access journals. Unfortunately in the large majority of cases academic publishing enforces strict copyright schemes. In the spirit of sharing, in what follows next to the publication title you will find a tiny link to a draft or a pre-print. If you don't find what you are looking for, just ask. Happy reading!

Books

Special issues

Peer-reviewed articles

Book chapters

  • Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Acting on data(fication)”, in The ‘turn to practice’ in media research, edited by H. Stephansen and E. Treré, Routledge.
  • ten Oever, N., Milan, S., & Beraldo, D. (forthcoming 2019). “Studying Discourse in Internet Governance through Mailing-list Analysis”, in Researching Internet Governance: Methods, Frameworks, Futures, edited by DeNardis, L. & F. Musiani, MIT Press.
  • Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Peer production for social change”, in The Handbook of Peer Production, edited by M. O'Neil, S. Toupin and C. Penzold.
  • Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Big data”, in The SAGE Handbook of media and migration, edited by K. Leurs, M. Georgiou, S. Witteborn, R. Gajjala and K. Smets .
  • Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Citizen Media and Big Data”, in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media, edited by L. Pérez-González, B. Blaagaard and M. Baker.
    Beraldo, D. & Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Anonymous”, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology.
  • Milan, S. (forthcoming 2019). “Emancipatory Communication”, in The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy, edited by R. Hobbs and P. Mihailidis, Wiley Blackwell.
  • Kazansky, B., Torres, G., van der Velden, L., Wissenbach, K. R., & Milan, S. (2019). “Data activism for the social good: Towards a data activist research agenda”, in Good Data, edited by A. Daly, K. Devitt and M. Mann, Institute of Network Cultures, pp. 224-259.
  • Milan, S. (2019). “The materiality of clouds. Beyond a platform-specific critique of contemporary activism”, in Social Media Materialities and Protest: Critical reflections, edited by M. Mortensen, C. Neumayer and T. Poell, Routledge, pp. 116-128.
  • Krumsvik, A. H., S. Milan, N. Ni Bhroin and T. Storsul (2019). “Making (Sense of) Media Innovations”, in Making Media, edited by M. Deuze and M. Prenger, Amsterdam University Press, pp. 193-205.
  • Milan, S. (2018). “Cloud Communities and the Materiality of the Digital”, in Debating Transformations of National Citizenship, edited by R. Bauboeck, Spinger, pp. 327–336.
  • “Technopolitics in the Age of Big Data", co-authored with Miren Gutierrez, in Networks, Movements & Technopolitics in Latin America: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges, edited by F. Sierra Caballero and T. Gravante, 2018, pp. 95-109.
  • "The Internet as a Global/Local Site of Contestation: The Case of Iran", co-authored in Mahsa Alimardani, in Global Cultures of Contestation, edited by R. Celikates, J. de Kloet, E. Peeren & T. Poell, Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 171-192.
  • “Data activism as the new frontier of media activism”, in Media Activism in the Digital Age, edited by V. Pickard and G. Yang, Routledge, 2017, pp.151-163.
  • “Response to Slavko Splichal’s “Dialogue with History”, in Abbruch – Umbruch – Aufbruch. Globaler Medienwandel und lokale Medienkrisen, edited by Werner A. Meier, Nomos, pp. 31-34.
  • “Involving communities as skilled learners: The STRAP framework”, co-authored with Chiara Milan, in Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and/for Social Change, edited by N. Wildermut and T. Ngomba, Palgrave 2016, pp. 9-28.
  • “Stealing the Fire. Lessons in development communication from the margins of cyberspace“, in Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return, edited by T. Tufte and O. Hemer, NORDICOM, 2016, pp. 59-70.
  • “Liberated Technology: Inside Emancipatory Communication Activism”, in E. Gordon & P. Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic media: Technology, design, practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 107-124.
  • “Social Movements and Collective Identity in Times of Social Media: From a politics of identity to a politics of visibility”, in Regimes of Critical Approaches to Social Media Protest, edited by L. Dencik and O. Leistert, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 53-70.
  • “Hacktivism as a radical media practice”, in the Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, edited by Chris Atton, Routledge, 2015, pp. 550-560.
  • “Partizipation als Kontrollinstrument: Internet Governance in Zeiten Snowdens”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, in Jahrbuch Netzpolitik 2014, edited by M. Beckendahl, A. Biselli and A. Meister, 2014, Berlin: New Thinking/netzpolitik.org, pp. 233-237.
  • “The ethics of social movement research”, in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research, edited by Donatella della Porta, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 446-464.
  • “Cloud Protesting”, in Encyclopedia of social media and politics (Vol. 3), edited by K. Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 289-291.
  • “Demonstrations, organizing”, co-authored with L. Zamponi, in Encyclopedia of social media and politics (Vol. 4), edited by K. Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 370-373.
  • “At the Margins of Internet Governance: Grassroots Tech Groups and Communication Policy”, co-authored with Arne Hintz (reprint), Critical Studies in Communication and Society, edited by J. Cao, V. Mosco and L. Reagan Shade, Shanghai, China: Shanghai Translation Publishing House, pp. 181-195.
  • “Communication rights between political opportunities and mobilization frames: A historical perspective”, co-authored with Claudia Padovani, in Communication Rights and Social Justice. Historical accounts of transnational mobilizations, edited by C. Padovani and A. Calabrese, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 29-54.
  • “The Guardians of the Internet? Politics and Ethics of Cyberactivists (and of their Observers)”, Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Cyber Activism Research, edited by Beng Haut Chua, Jonathan Benney, Peter Marolt and Sun Jung, National University of Singapore, 2013, pp. 167-191.
  • “Communication rights”, and “Indymedia (The Independent Media Center)”, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam, Sage, 2013, pp. 231-232 and pp. 603-605.
  • “WikiLeaks, Anonymous, and the Exercise of Individuality: Protesting in the Cloud”, Beyond Wikileaks. Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society, edited by Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 191-208.
  • “User rights for the internet age: online policy according to 'netizens'”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy, edited by Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, Blackwell, 2011, pp. 230-241.
  • “Grassroots Tech Activists and Media Policy”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by John Downing, Sage, 2010, pp. 217-221.
  • “Media Activists and Communication Policy Processes”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by John Downing, Sage, 2010, pp. 317-319.
  • “Community media activists in transnational policy arenas”, in Howley, Kevin, ed., Understanding Community Media. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2009, pp. 308-317.
  • “Community media and regulation. Re-writing media policy from a communication for development perspective,” in World Congress on Communication for Development: Lessons, Challenges, and the Way Forward, Washington DC, World Bank Publications, 2007 (e-book).

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