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Signs of struggle: the power of online protest in Russia (guest blog)

Nosthoff, Anna-Verena (2012) Signs of struggle: the power of online protest in Russia (guest blog). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (18 Jul 2012). Website.

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This photo is just one example of a recent upsurge in Internet activism in Russia. Polis Summer School student Anna-Verena Nosthoff reports. The road is quiet. A single girl stands there, her hair up, jet black like the thin tights beneath her short coat. She has little in the way of effective protection against the chill of a Moscow winter. The woolly white gloves are holding a single placard proclaiming autonomy. The brown eyes above the sign are those of an accuser. Olesya Shmagun’s gaze is a visual call to an internet-minded, global, anonymous community of people.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 12:08
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:53

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