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(No) Time for activism: the changing face of protest movements

Kraun, Anne (2014) (No) Time for activism: the changing face of protest movements. Euro Crisis in the Press (11 Jul 2014). Website.

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New media and technologies and, in particular, social media have been celebrated over the last few years for their role in protest movements, such as the 15-M movement in Spain, the ‘Aganaktismenoi’ in Greece or the global Occupy movement. In that context, digital media have been heralded as the saviour of democracy and civic engagement as they decrease the costs and efforts of participation, organizing and mobilizing to a minimum. In the context of the Euro crisis, they have been hailed for giving voice to the citizens and being the tools for the creation of networks of resistance to national government and European policies. However, the temporal logics of digital media and platforms have consequences for the organization and identity formation of protest movements, and it is these consequences that I would like to address in this post.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:40

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