Uploaded on

 

More in: News & Politics
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
557
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide
  • The activist shown, as depicted by the graffiti artist Banksy , is throwing flowers instead of rocks.

Transcript

  • 1. What kind of activist are you?Positioning, power and identity in political online activism in EuropeJakob Svensson, Karlstad University (Sweden)Christina Neumayer, IT University Kopenhagen (Denmark)Alexander Banfield-Mumb, UTI Research Group (Austria)Judith Schoßböck, Danube University, AustriaCEDEM 12, Danube University, Austria
  • 2. Background Internet and activism – not only coordination and mobilization – but also identification Online negotiation of identity in three cases – Sweden, Austria and Germany Computers underline identity negotiation and community building Social media – self representation – mundane citizenship (Bakardjieva) Exploring identities – exploring common goals
  • 3. Background Power – in the form of we-them delineations Friend-enemy constellations Depart from a radical democratic perspective (Mouffe) Which types of activism are represented in these representations?
  • 4. Cases[1] middle-class activists in Sweden fighting to save their bathhouse[2] student protests in Austria[3] anti-fascist protests in East Germany
  • 5. Cases - criteria• Counter-discourses outside established power centres• Identity performances• Strategies to challenge power• Sharing political positions through digital communication platforms (cooperation, community identification, mobilization, coordination of collective action)
  • 6. Findings Activism as renewing/developing citizenship participation – a coalition of excluded opinions The Other could be another activist community/ politicians/entity We witnessed temporary coalitions of US – different political positions Floating definitions of adversaries and enemies Difference between those ready to act in civil dissobedience or not
  • 7. Outlook Political action in contemporary democracies – a multiplicity of voices Activism awareness – What type of activist am I in which context/cause? Activism vs. identification with political causes online Other dimensions (e.g. physical presence, anonymity...)
  • 8. Contact Jakob Svensson jakob.svensson@kau.se Christina Neumayer chne@itu.dk Alexander Banfield-Mumb alexander.banfield-mumb@uti.at Judith Schoßböckjudith.schossboeck@donau-uni.ac.at