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作者 Dennis, James, author
書名 Beyond Slacktivism : political participation on social media / by James Dennis
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
國際標準書號 9783030008444 (electronic bk.)
9783030008437 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-030-00844-4 doi
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xiii, 262 pages) : illustrations, charts, digital ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
系列 Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series
Interest groups, advocacy and democracy series
附註 Beyond Slacktivism examines how routine social media use shapes political participation. Many commentators have argued that activism has been compromised by "slacktivism," a pejorative term that refers to supposedly inauthentic, low-threshold forms of engagement online. Dennis argues that this critique has an overly narrow focus. He offers a novel theoretical framework-the continuum of participation-to help illuminate how and why citizens use social networking sites to consume news, discuss civic matters, and engage in politics. This idea is explored in two interrelated settings. Firstly, in an activist context, through an ethnography of the campaigning organisation 38 Degrees. Secondly, within day-to-day life, by combining evidence of behaviour online with reflective diaries. Drawing on this rich data on individual-level attitudes and behaviours, Dennis challenges slacktivism as a judgement on contemporary political action. Beyond Slacktivism provides an account of how the seemingly mundane everyday use of social media can be beneficial to democracy. James Dennis is Senior Lecturer in Political Communication and Journalism at the University of Portsmouth, UK
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Social media -- Political aspects
Online social networks -- Political aspects
Political Communication
Social Media
British Politics
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