Mic Check! Media Cultures and the Occupy Movement

  title={Mic Check! Media Cultures and the Occupy Movement},
  author={Sasha Costanza-Chock},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={375 - 385}
Scholars and activists have hotly debated the relationship between social media and social movement activity during the current global cycle of protest. This article investigates media practices in the Occupy movement and develops the concept of social movement media cultures: the set of tools, skills, social practices and norms that movement participants deploy to create, circulate, curate and amplify movement media across all available platforms. The article posits three key areas of inquiry… Expand
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