Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7092
Title: Movement social learning on Twitter: The case of the People's Assembly
Authors: Mercea, Dan
Yılmaz, Kutlu Emre
Keywords: austerity
People's Assembly
protest
social learning
social media
social movement
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Abstract: The article examines the UK movement People's Assembly against Austerity. It probes the extent to which opposition to austerity expressed on Twitter contributes to building bridges among disparate social groups affected by austerity politics and to enabling their joint collective action. The study aims to add to the scholarship on anti-austerity protests since the credit crunch. Numerous of those protests have been accompanied by vibrant activity on social media. Rather than to propose yet another examination of participant mobilisation on social media, the analysis delineates and seeks to evidence a process of social learning among the social media following of a social movement. Relying on a combination of social network, semantic and discourse analysis, the authors discuss movement social learning as a diffusion process transpiring in the communication over an extended period of substantive and organisational issues, strategy and critical reflections that crystallised a cohesive in-group among the participant entities in the People's Assembly.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026117710536
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7092
ISSN: 0038-0261
1467-954X
Appears in Collections:Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Bölümü / Department of Computer Engineering
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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