Thursday, October 13, 2011

Entre «oficialistas» y «mercenarios» - Mas alla de las etiquetas en la blogosfera cubana

At long last, the digital version of the new edition of the journal Nueva Sociedad is now available.  You can go here to view, print or download PDFs of the various articles.

As I mentioned in a previous post two weeks ago, there is quite a rich variety of topics and countries covered in the issue under the central theme of "Politics and Cyber-Activism Today."

My own contribution to the issue is an article dedicated to describing the various branches of the blossoming Cuban blogosphere.  It is in Spanish and entitled:

Una cartografía de la blogósfera cubana. Entre «oficialistas» y «mercenarios»

Leetelo y deja tus criticas, comentarios y elogios aqui!

Keep reading for the abstract first in Spanish and then in English.  I also have links to PDFs of the other articles.

Pese al clima –por momentos agobiante– de polarización, en Cuba ha emergido una variedad de blogs y de blogueros que buscan sobreponerse a las dificultades políticas y materiales. Más allá de los adjetivos con que cada «bando» busca descalificar a los otros, en los últimos años la extensión de la blogósfera cubana ha sido capaz, no obstante, de construir algunos puentes y espacios que buscan salir de los «monólogos» tanto oficialistas como opositores. Todo ello en un contexto en el que tanto para el gobierno cubano como para el de Estados Unidos la web forma parte de una batalla política de mayores dimensiones.

Despite the at times oppressive climate of polarization, in Cuba a variety of blogs and bloggers have emerged which look to get over the political and material difficulties. Beyond the adjectives with which each «side» looks to disqualify the others, in recent years the extension of the Cuban blogosphere has been capable, however, of constructing some bridges and spaces which look to get out of the monologues, as much pro-government as opposition. All this in a context in which, as much for the Cuban government as for the United States, the web forms part of a political battle of larger dimensions.

The issues also includes the following provocative articles:

¿Hacia una política 2.0? Potencialidades y límites de la red de redes
RAUL TREJO DELARBRE

Mucho ciberactivismo... pocos votos. Antanas Mockus y el Partido Verde colombiano
OMAR RINCÓN

Las revueltas árabes en tiempos de transición digital. Mitos y realidades
YVES GONZALEZ-QUIJANO

Testimonio: ciberactivismo y medio ambiente. El caso de Greenpeace Argentina
HERNÁN P. NADAL

NUEVA SOCIEDAD en la web 2.0. Selección de entradas del blog NuSo
DAMIÁN PROFETA / JIMENA ZULUAGA / HORUS ESTÉFANO DÍAZ, COLECTIVO HONDURAS / MARCCELLA LOPES BERTE

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