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The Future of Social Movement ResearchDynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes$
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Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, and Bert Klandermans

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816686513

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816686513.001.0001

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Is the Internet Creating New Reasons to Protest?

Is the Internet Creating New Reasons to Protest?

Chapter:
(p.17) 2 Is the Internet Creating New Reasons to Protest?
Source:
The Future of Social Movement Research
Author(s):

Francesca Polletta

Pang Ching Bobby Chen

Beth Gharrity Gardner

Alice Motes

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816686513.003.0002

New digital technologies have contributed not only to the supply of protest but also to the demand for it. They have helped to create new identities, new grievances, new rationales for protest, and new terrains of contention, in part by transforming popular understandings of what counts as political.

Keywords:   Internet, Repertoires of Protest, identity

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