From Indymedia to Anonymous: rethinking action and identity in digital cultures

  title={From Indymedia to Anonymous: rethinking action and identity in digital cultures},
  author={Kevin G. McDonald},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={968 - 982}
  • K. McDonald
  • Published 18 May 2015
  • Art
  • Information, Communication & Society
The period following the social mobilizations of 2011 has seen a renewed focus on the place of communication in collective action, linked to the increasing importance of digital communications. Framed in terms of personalized ‘connective action’ or the social morphology of networks, these analyses have criticized previously dominant models of ‘collective identity’, arguing that collective action needs to be understood as ‘digital networking’. These influential approaches have been significantly… 

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