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Social media as an allusion: Hindu activism and digital media

Zavos, John (2016) Social media as an allusion: Hindu activism and digital media. South Asia @ LSE (12 Oct 2016). Website.

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How has digital media impacted Hindu activism in the UK? Here John Zavos explores its role in Sewa Day – an annual day dedicated to social action among Hindu communities and others in Britain. He finds that, influenced by emerging digitally networked social movements, the presence of social media in Sewa Day operates partly as a kind of trope, invoking the idea of a grassroots social movement bringing people together through social media and internet based connections. Much more significant in the actual processes of mobilisation are already existing ‘friends networks’ associated with a range of Hindu nationalist organisations embedded in localities across the country.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:25

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