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Political Participation Frames in a Gay Community
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
2014 (Swedish)In: CeDEM2014: Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government / [ed] P. Parycek & N. Edelmann, Krems: Edition Donau Universität Krems , 2014, 155-169 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is based on a research project studying political discussions in the Swedish LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-, Transsexual) community Qruiser. The aim is to understand what motivated participation in Qruiser political forum threads. The research is nethnographic through online interviews, participant observations in, and content analyses of, political discussions threads during November 2012. By using framing theory as an analytical tool, the paper seeks to answer which frames attracted and mobilized participation and how this was done. The paper finds that particularly frames of the left vs the right and the xenophobic vs the political correct motivated participation together with a general game frame. 

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Krems: Edition Donau Universität Krems , 2014. 155-169 p.
Keyword [en]
Framing, Nethnography, Online Community, Political Participation, Sexual Identity
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Media Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-223342ISBN: 978-3-902505-35-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-223342DiVA: diva2:713013
International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2014 (CeDEM2014),May 21 - 23 2014, Danube University Krems
Available from: 2014-04-17 Created: 2014-04-17 Last updated: 2015-03-03Bibliographically approved

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