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Identity Negotiation in Activist Participation Online
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5097-6218
IT university of copenhagen.
UTI Res Grp, A-1220 Vienna, Austria.
Donau Univ Krems, Ctr E Governance, A-3500 Krems, Austria.
2015 (English)In: Communication, Culture & Critique, ISSN 1753-9129, E-ISSN 1753-9137, Vol. 8, no 1, 144-162 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Most activism in connected societies has an online component. Social media accompany corporeal demonstrations, occupations, and protest marches. It is argued that such social media platforms play an increasingly important role when mobilizing across different political positions, coordinating and producing visibility for a political demand. In this article we will revisit 3 activist demands, all saturated by social media practices: (a) inhabitants in southern Stockholm fighting to save a local bathhouse, (b) the 2009 Austrian student protests, and (c) marches in Leipzig and Dresden to block Neo-Nazi marches. The aim is to analyze activist identity negotiations in these social media saturated cases, and contribute to the understanding of activist participation in our digital and connected age.

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2015. Vol. 8, no 1, 144-162 p.
Keyword [en]
Activism; Identity; Participation; Radical Politics; Social Media
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-212160DOI: 10.1111/cccr.12073ISI: 000370611500009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-212160DiVA: diva2:676662
Available from: 2013-12-06 Created: 2013-12-06 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved

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