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There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism in the US

Schradie, Jen (2019) There is a massive class and race-based chasm in digital activism in the US. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Feb 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A great deal of research and commentary about online spaces focuses on who consumes online content and how. But what about those who are producing content online? In new research, Jen Schradie looks at activism in North Carolina around labour laws, and finds that middle and upper class groups are much more likely to be digital activists, while working class – and predominantly African American – groups are not using online spaces for activism as much. She writes that not only do most working-class activists simply not have the time to be online, but they also frequently do not feel empowered to use online spaces for activism, an issue which can be made worse by fears about retaliation from employers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 20:21
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108071

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