Informed by ethnographic methods, this article takes a case study approach to the protests of the Dissent! network at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit. Of interest is how activists anticipated, understood and reflexively navigated the 'mediated opportunity' and shifting media dynamics of the G8 Summit. The analysis focuses largely on the representational reverberations of the July 7th, 2005 London bombings (7/7 bombings) on Dissent! protests. It is argued that the bombings reinforced the fragility and temporality of mediated resistance, and also emphasised the lack of control social movement actors have over mediated spaces of resistance.

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Cultura, Lenguaje y Representacion
Erasmus University Rotterdam

McCurdy, P. (2011). The fragility of dissent!: Mediated resistance at the Gleneagles G8 Summit and the impact of the 7/7 London bombings. Cultura, Lenguaje y Representacion, 9, 99–116. Retrieved from