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Social media, power and positionings in a Swedish middle-class activist demand
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 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper seeks to understand relations of power within a middle-class activist setting in southern Stockholm using online communication platforms in tandem with more traditional offline activist participation to organise and mobilise participation. The method for studying this setting is (n)ethnographic, conducting participant observations and interviews online as well as offline.  Attending to the dialectic between shared values and participants identifications as activist enacted in processes of positioning, this paper seeks to discuss relations of power within the activist group. The activists are approached as a field in which core/periphery positions are negotiated through interactions between field specific values, habitus, participation -, mobilisation -, legitimacy - and networking capitals. 

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Human Aspects of ICT
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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-244208OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-244208DiVA: diva2:788041
Social Media and Social Movements
Available from: 2015-02-12 Created: 2015-02-12 Last updated: 2015-02-28

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