Networked Communities

  title={Networked Communities},
  author={A. Lacey},
  journal={Space and Culture},
  pages={286 - 301}
  • A. Lacey
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Space and Culture
This article examines social activist networks in Britain, the physical spaces they occupy, and how they facilitate protest actions while less tangibly providing shared emotional space. The nexus between physical and emotional spaces activists occupy in contemporary Britain is the key point of inquiry. Maffesoli’s notion of the social divine is used to help understand activists’ desire to seek connections and community while pursuing activism. Networks act as a link to emotional community while… Expand
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