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1277 - Media Sociology II: Media Supported Action

Sat, August 11, 10:30am to 12:10pm, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Floor: Level 4, Franklin Hall 13

Session Submission Type: Paper Session 100min


New technologies make activism easier for people who don't have to leave the comfort of their homes to "like" a politically-charged article or sign a petition. In this session, scholars present their emerging work on how different forms of media allows for particular activism, as well as the shortfalls of this sort of participation. Topics include: digital online action, kids' political engagement, the American Indian farm movement, and information effects on disaster resilience.

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