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The Resource Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer

Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer

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Expect us : online communities and political mobilization
Title
Expect us
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online communities and political mobilization
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Beyer
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Language
eng
Summary
People use online social forums for all sorts of reasons, including political conversations, regardless of the site's main purpose. But what leads some of these people to take their online political activity into the offline world of activism? In Expect Us, Jessica L. Beyer looks at political consciousness and action in four communities, each born out of chaotic online social spaces that millions of individuals enter, spend time in, and exit moment by moment: Anonymous (4chan), IGN, World of Warcraft, and The Pirate Bay. None of these sites began as places for political organization per se, but visitors to each have used them as places for political engagement to one degree or another. Beyer explains the puzzling emergence of political engagement in these disparate social spaces and offers reasons for their varied capacity to generate political activism. Her comparative ethnography of these four online communities demonstrates that the technological organization of space itself has a strong role in determining the possibility of political mobilization. Overall, she shows that political mobilization rises when a site provides high levels of anonymity, low levels of formal regulation, and minimal access to small-group interaction. Furthermore, her findings reveal that young people are more politically involved than much of the civic engagement literature suggests.--
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Beyer, Jessica Lucia
Dewey number
302.30285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online social networks
  • Social media
  • Political participation
  • Communication in politics
  • Young adults
  • Youth
Label
Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Online communities and political mobilization -- Anonymous : carnival to mobilization -- The pirate bay : contribution to mobilization -- World of warcraft : cooperation without mobilization -- Ign.com : conversation without mobilization -- Expect them -- Appendix : research methodology
Control code
FIEb17592926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199330768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876136488
Label
Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Online communities and political mobilization -- Anonymous : carnival to mobilization -- The pirate bay : contribution to mobilization -- World of warcraft : cooperation without mobilization -- Ign.com : conversation without mobilization -- Expect them -- Appendix : research methodology
Control code
FIEb17592926
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199330768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876136488

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