Slacktivists or Activists?: Identity Work in the Virtual Disability March

  title={Slacktivists or Activists?: Identity Work in the Virtual Disability March},
  author={Hanlin Li and Disha Bora and Sagar Salvi and Erin L. Brady},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Hanlin Li, D. Bora, +1 author Erin L. Brady
  • Published 1 April 2018
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Protests are important social forms of activism, but can be inaccessible to people with disabilities. Online activism, like the 2017 Disability March, has provided alternative venues for involvement in accessible protesting and social movements. In this study, we use identity theory as a lens to understand why and how disabled activists engaged in an online movement, and its impact on their self-concepts. We interviewed 18 disabled activists about their experiences with online protesting during… 

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