Social movement web use in theory and practice: a content analysis of US movement websites

@article{Stein2009SocialMW,
  title={Social movement web use in theory and practice: a content analysis of US movement websites},
  author={Laura Stein},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={749 - 771}
}
  • Laura Stein
  • Published 21 July 2009
  • Business
  • New Media & Society
While communication scholars suggest that the internet can serve as an important resource for social movement communication, few studies examine whether and how social movements actually use the internet. This article examines US-based social movement organization (SMO) internet use at one of its most visible points of access, the world wide web. Drawing on alternative media studies, the article develops a typology of communication functions central to social movements and surveys a random… 

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