Managing collective trauma on social media: the role of Twitter after the 2011 Norway attacks

  title={Managing collective trauma on social media: the role of Twitter after the 2011 Norway attacks},
  author={Moa Eriksson},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  pages={365 - 380}
  • Moa Eriksson
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Sociology
  • Media, Culture & Society
This study analyses the meaning-making discourse on Twitter in the 6 days following the 2011 Norway attacks. The attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya resulted in 77 deaths, of which 69 were youths on Utøya, where a summer camp arranged by the Norwegian Social Democratic youth organisation Arbeidernes Ungdomsfylking (AUF) was being held. The main discursive themes in the material were found to be focused on the Norwegian nation, expressions of solidarity, the meaning and outcomes of the… 

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