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Performing politics on social media: the dramaturgy of an environmental controversy on Facebook

Hendriks, Carolyn; Duus, Sonya; Ercan, Selen A.


Social media has become an important stage for environmental politics where different actors seek to shape and contest meanings. Meaning making on social media is studied through an empirical study of a controversial coal seam gas project in Australia. Key Facebook pages associated with opposing viewpoints on this controversy are analyzed using the dramaturgical concepts of scripting and staging. The analysis reveals that the Facebook performances are multisensory, staged to appear...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Politics
DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2016.1196967


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