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Online collective identity: The case of the environmental movement

Ackland, Robert; O'Neil, Mathieu


Social movements are making extensive communicative and organizational use of the Internet in order to identify social problems and bring about change. We present a model of an online social movement, where actors exchange practical and symbolic resources through hyperlink and online frame networks. Our positioning of these exchanges within a continuum of conscious and unconscious expressive behavior informs our framework for the empirical analysis of online collectives. An application using...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Networks
DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2011.03.001
Access Rights: Open Access


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