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The Resource Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer

Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer

Label
Expect us : online communities and political mobilization
Title
Expect us
Title remainder
online communities and political mobilization
Statement of responsibility
Jessica L. Beyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
People use online social forums for all sorts of reasons, including political conversations, regardless of the site's main purpose. In Expect Us, Jessica L. Beyer looks at political consciousness and action in four communities, each born out of chaotic online social spaces that millions of individuals enter, spend time in, and exit moment by moment: Anonymous (4chan), IGN, World of Warcraft, and The Pirate Bay. None of these sites began as places for political organization per se, but visitors to each have used them as places for political engagement to one degree or another. Beyer explains the puzzling emergence of political engagement in these disparate social spaces and offers reasons for their varied capacity to generate political activism. Her comparative ethnography of these four online communities demonstrates that the technological organization of space itself has a strong role in determining the possibility of political mobilization. Overall, she shows that political mobilization rises when a site provides high levels of anonymity, low levels of formal regulation, and minimal access to small-group interaction. Furthermore, her findings reveal that young people are more politically involved than much of the civic engagement literature suggests
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beyer, Jessica Lucia
Index
index present
LC call number
HM742
LC item number
.B49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in digital politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Online social networks
  • Social media
  • Political participation
  • Communication in politics
  • Young adults
  • Youth
  • Onlinecommunity
  • Politische Mobilisierung
Label
Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Online communities and political mobilization -- Anonymous : carnival to mobilization -- The pirate bay : contribution to mobilization -- World of warcraft : cooperation without mobilization -- Ign.com : conversation without mobilization -- Expect them -- Appendix : research methodology
Control code
876136488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199330768
Lccn
2013051016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023929647
System control number
(OCoLC)876136488
Label
Expect us : online communities and political mobilization, Jessica L. Beyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Online communities and political mobilization -- Anonymous : carnival to mobilization -- The pirate bay : contribution to mobilization -- World of warcraft : cooperation without mobilization -- Ign.com : conversation without mobilization -- Expect them -- Appendix : research methodology
Control code
876136488
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199330768
Lccn
2013051016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023929647
System control number
(OCoLC)876136488

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