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The Authentic and Ideal Activist Identities: Having the ‘Right’ Motivation and Doing ‘Enough’ of the ‘Right’ Type of Activism

Emma Craddock

in Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205701
eISBN:
9781529205749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the ways in which the activist identity is constructed and negotiated within local anti-austerity activist culture. It begins by establishing the shared meanings and ... More


The Special Case of Online Activism

Russell J. Dalton

in The Participation Gap: Social Status and Political Inequality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198733607
eISBN:
9780191797989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733607.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Previous scholarship has offered mixed opinions on how online activism will change patterns of political participation. Surveys of Americans in 2008 and 2012 provide empirical evidence on how people ... More


Introduction

HAHRIE HAN

in How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the study and the argument in the book. It describes the differences between organizing, mobilizing, and lone wolf models of engagement, and shows how each ... More


How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Hahrie Han

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are some civic associations better than others at getting—and keeping—people involved in activism? From MoveOn.org to the National Rifle Association, Health Care for America Now to the Sierra ... More


A New Digital Repertoire of Contention?

Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport

in Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015103
eISBN:
9780262295352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015103.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The repertoire of contention is termed a set of tactics that share common characteristics and which can be used at a given historical moment. Innovation and development may enable people to change ... More


Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures

André Brock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479820375
eISBN:
9781479811908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479820375.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book addresses Black culture, Web 2.0, and social networks from new methodological perspectives. Using critical technocultural discourse analysis, the chapters within examine Black-designed ... More


Organizing

HAHRIE HAN

in How Organizations Develop Activists: Civic Associations and Leadership in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199336760
eISBN:
9780199394739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336760.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the difference between transactional mobilizing and transformational organizing and the implications it has for the way associations engage with volunteers. Mobilizers try to ... More


Shifting paradigms

Sue Kenny, Marilyn Taylor, Jenny Onyx, and Marjorie Mayo

in Challenging the third sector: Global prospects for active citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316916
eISBN:
9781447316930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316916.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The third sector and the nature of active citizenship are both changing rapidly. Indeed the sector may appear ever more confused as it appears to move simultaneously in opposite directions. With the ... More


A Tinderbox for the Revolution: Subjectivity and Resistance

Sam Cherribi

in Fridays of Rage: Al Jazeera, the Arab Spring, and Political Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199337385
eISBN:
9780190652098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337385.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Sociology of Religion

This chapter focuses on Al Jazeera’s early coverage of the Arab Spring in Tunisia. The protests, which began in Sidi Bouzi in December 2010, became a prominent focus of Al Jazeera’s news reports and ... More


Core Cases

Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum

in Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029735
eISBN:
9780262331319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029735.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The authors provide thirteen “core cases” of obfuscation in practice. These cases clarify what obfuscation does in particular scenarios across a variety of technologies and social, legal, and ... More


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