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dc.contributor.authorHindmarsh, Richard
dc.contributor.authorCalibeo, Diletta Luna
dc.contributor.editorStefano Crabu, Paolo Giardullo, Francesco Miele, Mauro Turrini
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-22T01:21:58Z
dc.date.available2017-11-22T01:21:58Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/353605
dc.description.abstractRecently, many claims about the potential of new and social media to enhance civic engagement have been issued. In relation to this potential for pressuring governments, organisations, and institutions for enhancing environmental protection and sustainability, the focus of this paper lies on ‘digital environmental activism’. Three meta–themes are explored: (i) ‘new and social media as enabling environmental activism’, (ii) ‘engaging in the environmental activist terrain’, and (iii) ‘potential constraints to digital environmental activism’. It is found that digital environmental activism focuses substantially on chronic technological disasters and protest campaigns. Potential constraints to enhanced digital activism include expanding corporate control of new and social media, and digital surveillance. In conclusion, and informed by new and social media’s main conduit of horizontal (or many–to–many) communication, we find a robust potential of new and social media to enhance activism tempered by potential constraints of increasing corporate control and surveillance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherItalian Society of Science and Technology Studies (STS Italia)
dc.publisher.placeItaly
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.stsitalia.org/conferences/ocs/index.php/STSIC/STE
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSTS Italia Conference 2016
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSociotechnical Environments: Proceedings of the 6th STS Italia Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2016-11-24
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2016-11-26
dc.relation.ispartoflocationTrento, Italy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605
dc.titleThe Potential of New and Social Media for Environmental Activism
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2016. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorHindmarsh, Richard A.
gro.griffith.authorCalibeo, Diletta Luna


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