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Hashtags, Tweets, Protest? Varianten des digitalen Aktivismus

Maik Fielitz and Daniel Staemmler

Zusammenfassung

Mit der Digitalisierung entstehen Ausdrucks- und Organisationsformen von Protest, die das Verständnis von politischer Mobilisierung herausfordern. Über Instant-Messaging, soziale Medien und alternative Plattformen bildet sich ein Eigenleben des digitalen Aktivismus heraus, das auch das Protestgeschehen auf der Straße beeinflusst. In der Sozialen Bewegungsforschung lösten die Ausdifferenzierung des digitalen Aktivismus und die komplexen Interaktionen zwischen Online- und Offlineprotest neue Debatten aus. Dieser Beitrag schlägt eine Systematisierung des Wissens zu digitalem Aktivismus vor, indem aus den Medienpraktiken der Aktivist*innen fünf Varianten vorgestellt und im Kontext jener digitalen Infrastrukturen diskutiert werden, auf die sie zurückgreifen.

Abstract

Digitalization has given rise to new forms of expression and organization of protest that challenge the understanding of political mobilization. Through instant messaging, social media and alternative platforms, digital activism is taking on a life of its own, which also influences protest events on the streets. In social movement research, the differentiation of digital activism and the complex interactions between online and offline protest caused new debates. This paper proposes a systematization of knowledge about digital activism by presenting five variants of activists’ media practices and discussing them in the context of the digital infrastructures they resort to.


Article note

This article has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757452).


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Published Online: 2020-09-15
Published in Print: 2020-09-11

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