Search for dissertations about: "digital activism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words digital activism.

  1. 1. Digital media and the transnationalization of protests

    Author : Michael Dahlberg-Grundberg; Simon Lindgren; Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell; Jakob Svensson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social movements; social media; digital media; digital activism; transnational activism; affectual proximity;

    Abstract : Recent developments in communications technology have transformed how social movements might mobilize, and how they can organize their activities. This thesis explores some of the geographical consequences of the use of digital media for political activism. It does this by focusing on the transnationalization of protests. READ MORE

  2. 2. Designing Community Economies : Exploring Alternatives for Infrastructuring Food Waste Activism

    Author : Katie Berns; Chiara Rossitto; Jakob Tholander; Danielle Wilde; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Digital Civics; Food-Sharing; Activism; Food Waste; Community Economies; PAR; informationssamhället; Information Society;

    Abstract : By drawing on past CSCW and SHCI scholarship engaged with how technology can support the collaborative work of organising activism and empowering people to respond to diverse sustainability challenges– my research contributes to the emerging field of digital civics by introducing the human geography concept ‘community economies’ as a new way to frame and determine the scope of the design of digital technologies for infrastructuring food waste activism. Using a combination of ethnographic research and participatory action research (PAR), the empirical data were collected through two long-term collaborations with food-sharing communities in Denmark and Sweden and through a collaboration with researchers on a related project that focused on a food-sharing community in Germany. READ MORE

  3. 3. Chains of Trust : Networks of Persistent Resistance in Digital Activism

    Author : Philip K. Creswell; Hannah Bradby; Tora Holmberg; Cristina Flesher Fominaya; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; collective action; connective action; digital activism; hacktivism; social movements; social movement theory; high-risk activism; Anonymous; digital scenes; network theory; tie-strength; solidarity; micromobilization; commitment; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : Digital manifestations and their networks are seen as agile, but fragile, with the Internet facilitating fast, low-cost activism by bridging actors, distributing information, and circumventing gatekeepers. From this perspective, mediated collective action and digital activism are theorized through the understanding of the Internet as a medium which affords lowered costs and risks for activists. READ MORE

  4. 4. Smuggle, Frame, Shoot : Illicit Media Practices and Visual Insurgency from Lebanese Incarceration

    Author : Chafic T. Najem; Kari Andén-Papadopoulos; Malin Wahlberg; Anne Kaun; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; media studies; visual culture; media practice; media witnessing; digital activism; vulnerability; prison practices; prison representations; prison testimonies; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : This research explores prisoners’ illicit use of digital-media technology during their incarceration in Lebanon. Prisoners smuggle cellphones and access internet and telecommunication connection to produce and mediate videos, images, and voice recordings documenting quotidian experiences of imprisonment, violent events, and the COVID-19 Pandemic inside the notorious and overcrowded Roumieh Central Prison. READ MORE

  5. 5. “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” : Activist Practices in an Era of Mediatized Surveillance

    Author : Ilkin Mehrabov; Miyase Christensen; John Sören Pettersson; Andreas Kassler; Emiliano Treré; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Azerbaijan; mediatized activism; mediatized surveillance; surveillative apparatuses; rhizomated subactivism; Turkey; Media and Communication Studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : One of the defining features of contemporary zeitgeist is that we live in an era of mediatization – a metaprocess, through (and by) which all everyday relations increasingly depend on networked media technologies and online communication channels.Due to rapid developments in digital electronics, all these Internet- or mobile-enabled platforms, and devices, are prone to the processes of quantification and datafication, and as such, surveillance is a principal dimension that lies at the core of mediatization. READ MORE