Networked Activism

Identity-based roles in rhizomatic social justice movements on Twitter

Contemporary social justice movements can be understood as rhizomatic, growing laterally without a central structure. In this mixed methods study, we investigated the roles that activists develop based on their personal and professional identities and carry with them through the dynamic land-scape of rhizomatic social justice movements on Twitter.

Hybrid framing in the Justice for Antwon Rose II Movement

In this study of the Justice for Antwon Rose II (J4A) movement, we analyzed communication for protest coordination and framing processes. Due to concerns about safety and surveillance, J4A did not use Twitter or Facebook for protest coordination, instead using secure messenger applications and known networks of trust.

Trust-building across networks through festival organizing

by Judeth Oden Choi, James Herbsleb and Jodi Forlizzi Link to full paper here. Abstract: In this case study, we examine how organizers of a grassroots literary and cultural festival, #90X90LA, built trust across networks in a decen-tralized curatorial process. Organizers with backgrounds in arts andcommunity organizing used online organizing tactics and tools toconnect writers…

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