The ‘popular’ culture of internet activism

  title={The ‘popular’ culture of internet activism},
  author={Tatiana Tatarchevskiy},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={297 - 313}
How does the internet contribute to changes in civic engagement in the USA? To answer this question we must examine the institutional context of US marketizing civil society and the cultures of good citizenship constructed online. Drawing upon the findings from a case study of ONE, a campaign targeting extreme poverty and the spread of AIDS, I demonstrate how the internet may function as a space of new divisions of labor between civil society organizational actors and lay activists. While… 
Political Communication, Social Media and Popular Culture: The Adisucks Facebook Protest Case Study
This paper focuses on the question of how new (social) media work as tools of political messages’ distribution within converged media systems. Using a case study of the adisucks Facebook protest
A new culture of advocacy: An exploratory analysis of social activism on the web and social media
ABSTRACT This study examined how non-profit organizations (NPOs) adapted to the new media environment and created an innovative culture of advocacy to directly facilitate engagement with interested
Online environmental activism in Turkey: The case study of “The Right to Water”
ABSTRACT This article intends to contribute to research of environmental media activism in two ways: First, by discussing ways to frame research on this topic conceptually and historically. Second,
Arab Women, Social Media, and the Arab Spring: Applying the framework of digital reflexivity to analyze gender and online activism
This essay analyzes the engagement of Arab feminist activisms online, most notably during the citizen revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, and, specifically, women’s use of online social networking to
Distant suffering online: The unfortunate irony of cyber-utopian narratives
The internet is often celebrated for the abundant opportunities it appears to offer citizens to become more informed about and inspired to act on issues related to international development and
We have a Situation!: Cyberformance and Civic Engagement in Post-Democracy
“We have a situation!” is an ongoing political performance project that uses cyberformance (live online performance, also known as networked performance) to provoke conversations around urgent
The Punjabi diaspora in a time of media hybridization: The empowering of ‘counterpublics’
This thesis explores the ways in which three Punjabi-Canadian news outlets in British Columbia push back against negative representations in the mainstream press, while drawing attention to causes of
Online consumer activism: Challenging companies with
This process of online consumer activism illustrates a dynamic interplay between online spaces of participation, personal publicizations and the formation of identities for both consumers and companies, furthering understanding of how online spaces are being used for digital anti-corporate activism.


Real-Time Politics: The Internet and the Political Process
This article illustrates how the amplification model might be applied to concrete problems, including the development of social networks and ways that technology is used to bind people together into a polity.
International Campaigns in Context: Collective Action between the Local and the Global
International campaigns have strongly shaped the image of social movements in the public eye. Protest actions at the most distant places (e.g. the nuclear testing on the Mururoa Atoll in August and
Deliberative democracy, the public sphere and the internet
The internet could be an efficient political instrument if it were seen as part of a democracy where free and open discourse within a vital public sphere plays a decisive role. The model of
Why the Net is not a Public Sphere
What is the relation between the idea of the public sphere and computer-mediated interaction? I argue that the notion of the public sphere is not only inapplicable to the Net, but also and more
Democracy online: civility, politeness, and the democratic potential of online political discussion groups
The study results revealed that most messages posted on political newsgroups were civil, and suggested that because the absence of face-to-face communication fostered more heated discussion, cyberspace might actually promote Lyotard's vision of democratic emancipation through disagreement and anarchy.
‘Quality singles’: internet dating and the work of fantasy
The article argues that internet dating seeks to guide the technologically enhanced communicative and affective capacities of internet users to work in ways so that this produces economically valuable content.
The Internet and the Transformation of the Reality of Everyday Life: Toward a New Analytic Stance in Sociology
This article examines the impact of the Internet on the social construction of reality. By revisiting the lifeworld Berger and Luckmann depicted 40 years ago, I seek to highlight the changes the
Voice and Inequality: The Transformation of American Civic Democracy
  • T. Skocpol
  • Political Science
    Perspectives on Politics
  • 2004
white men now includes a rainbow of persons, and it has just witnessed the first instance of a woman president handing off the gavel to a female successor. Despite the many changes over the decades,
Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Engagement.
Discussion of hotly contested issues seems to encourage students’ interest in the topics. The researchers found that discussion of issues such as the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act, civil rights, and
Neighboring in Netville: How the Internet Supports Community and Social Capital in a Wired Suburb
What is the Internet doing to local community? Analysts have debated about whether the Internet is weakening community by leading people away from meaningful in‐person contact; transforming community