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Social media and activism

Cammaerts, Bart ORCID: 0000-0002-9508-5128 (2015) Social media and activism. In: Mansell, Robin and Hwa, Peng, (eds.) The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society. The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 1027-1034. ISBN 9781118290743

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This entry provides an overview of the ways in which social media and digital networks are contextualized and examined in relation to social movements and activism. A number of communicative practices that activists deploy are identified and the ways in which information and communication technology (ICT)-mediated practices are embedded in roles and functions relevant to activists and social movements are addressed giving attention to the importance of social ties and networks online and offline and to constraints and limitations of ICT use. Networks and communicative practices increasingly manifest themselves as a field of contention which is giving rise to a digital rights and freedoms agenda that is being embraced by activists, non-governmental organizations and social movements.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 13:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:41

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