chapter  6
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Revolución.com? The Latin American Revolutionary Tradition in the Age of New Media (Revolutions)

The association of Latin America, and by extension Latin American-ness, with the concept of revolution is both long-standing and, this final chapter contends, a feature of Latin American cultural identity that has arguably seen the most substantial efforts at resemanticisation and reinvigoration in online cultural production, prompted both by contemporary political situations of differing sorts, as well as by the coincidence of the concept of ‘revolution’ in a sociopolitical sense with what is rather more loosely termed a ‘revolution’ in new media technologies-their invention per se as well as their practical deployment to promote social change.