Harbouring dissent: Greek independent and social media and the antifascist movement

Croeser, Sky & Highfield, Tim (2015) Harbouring dissent: Greek independent and social media and the antifascist movement. Fibreculture, 26, pp. 136-157.

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Abstract

This article examines Greek activists’ use of a range of communication technologies, including social media, blogs, citizen journalism sites, Web radio, and anonymous networks. Drawing on Anna Tsing’s theoretical model, the article examines key frictions around digital technologies that emerged within a case study of the antifascist movement in Athens, focusing on the period around the 2013 shutdown of Athens Indymedia. Drawing on interviews with activists and analysis of online communications, including issue networks and social media activity, we find that the antifascist movement itself is created and recreated through a process of productive friction, as different groups and individuals with varying ideologies and experiences work together.

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ID Code: 92109
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social media, social movements, Greece, activism
DOI: 10.15307/fcj.26.193.2015
ISSN: 1449-1443
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: This Isuue of the Fibreculture Journal by The Fibreculture
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Deposited On: 20 Jan 2016 05:24
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 21:14

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