Literatur zum Forschungsthema

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Social Movements(x)

Die aktuellen Veröffentlichungen zum Thema Social Movements(x)

Social Media and the Activist Toolkit: User Agreements, Corporate Interests, and the Information Infrastructure of Modern Social Movements

Youmans, W. L., & York, J. C. (2012). Social Media and the Activist Toolkit: User Agreements, Corporate Interests, and the Information Infrastructure of Modern Social Movements. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 315-329.
Youmans, W. L., & York, J. C.
Journal of Communication, 62 (2), (S. 315-329).
2012

Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest: Observations From Tahrir Square

Tufekci, Z., & Wilson, C. (2012). Social Media and the Decision to Participate in Political Protest: Observations From Tahrir Square. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 363–379.
Tufekci, Z., & Wilson, C.
Journal of Communication, 62 (2), (S. 363–379).
2012

Based on a survey of participants in Egypt’s Tahrir Square protests, we demonstrate that social media in general, and Facebook in particular, provided new sources of information the regime could not easily control and were crucial in shaping how citizens made individual decisions about participating in protests, the logistics of protest, and the likelihood of success.

Interactions of the technical and the social: Digital formations of the powerful and the powerless

Sassen, S. (2012). Interactions of the technical and the social: Digital formations of the powerful and the powerless. Information Communication & Society, 15(4), 455–478.
Sassen, S.
Information Communication & Society, 15 (4), (S. 455–478).
2012

This article compares two kinds of socio-technical formations: electronic financial networks and local social activist movements that are globally networked. Using these two cases helps illuminate the very diverse ways in which the growth of electronic networks partially transforms existing politico-economic orderings.

Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement

Ackland, R., & O'Neil, M. (2011). Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement. Social Networks, 33, 177–190.
Ackland, R., & O'Neil, M.
Social Networks, 33 (S. 177–190).
2011

Social movements are making extensive communicative and organizational use of the Internet in order to identify social problems and bring about change. We present a model of an online social movement, where actors exchange practical and symbolic resources through hyperlink and online frame networks.

New information communication technologies and grassroots mobilization

Carty, V. (2010). New information communication technologies and grassroots mobilization. Information Communication & Society, 13(2), 155-173.
Carty, V.
Information Communication & Society, 13 (2), (S. 155-173).
2010

This paper undertakes an analysis of MoveOn within a critical theory framework and argues that electronic social movement organizations, such as MoveOn, are in many ways broadening public opinion and the public sphere. It draws on the work of Habermas and theories of the Internet to illustrate how ICTs can revitalize communicative action in the public sphere and thus enhance participatory democracy.