Mediatization and the transformations of cultural activism

  • Louise Fabian Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University
  • Camilla Møhring Reestorff Department of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University
Keywords: Activism, participation, mediatization, culture, social movements

Abstract

In this introduction we develop an understanding of mediatization and the transformations of cultural activism. The point of departure is that digital networks and processes of mediatization provide new opportunities as well as obstacles for activism, and it is therefore our task, as researchers, to understand the ways in which activist participation changes when it is increasingly mediatized. Thus, we  investigate how digital networks redesign the modalities of activist participation and ask how we can understand the relation between media, culture, social movements, and activist participatory practices. 

Published
2015-10-02
How to Cite
Fabian, L., & Reestorff, C. (2015). Mediatization and the transformations of cultural activism. Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation, 2(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.7146/tjcp.v2i1.22267
Section
Editorial / Introduction