Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Alice Mattoni are configuring a panel on ICTs, (digital) media, and anti-austerity protests to propose for the CES conference in July 2015 in Paris. If any one would like to submit an abstract for consideration for the panel, please send it directly to Cristina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The abstract is below:
ICTs, (digital) media, and anti-austerity protests
ICTs and digital media form a central part of social movement communication strategies, but to what extent does their use vary across contexts? In this panel we would like to explore the use of ICTs and digital media in the recent European anti-austerity protests to better understand their strategic uses in social movement communication, both internal and external. Papers addressing their use and how it interfaced with the organizational, identity, and cultural dimensions of social movements, as well as their interaction with other media technologies and outlets are welcome. Attention to the specific impacts their use had for protest (both positive and negative) is also welcome. Comparative papers or those addressing diffusion processes are also welcome if they clearly engage some of the dimensions above.
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