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#HashtagActivism : networks of race and gender justice

Author: Sarah J Jackson; Moya Bailey; Brooke Foucault Welles
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jackson, Sarah J., 1982-
#HashtagActivism.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019009509
(OCoLC)1103538259
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah J Jackson; Moya Bailey; Brooke Foucault Welles
ISBN: 9780262356503 0262356503 9780262356510 0262356511
OCLC Number: 1130310895
Description: 1 online resource (xlvi, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Genie Lauren --
Introduction: Making race and gender politics on Twitter --
Women tweet on violence : from #YesAllWomen to #MeToo --
Visions of Black feminism : #FastTailedGirls, #YouOKSis, #SayHerName --
#GirlsLikeUs : trans feminist advocacy and community building --
Racial violence and racial profiling : from #OscarGrant to #TrayvonMartin --
From #Ferguson to #FalconHeights : the networked case for Black lives --
The utility of digital allyship : #AllMenCan and #CrimingWhileWhite --
Conclusion: #HashtagActivism : here to stay --
Afterword: Ethics, backlash, and access in Twitter research.
Responsibility: Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles ; foreword by Genie Lauren.

Abstract:

How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The power of hashtag activism became clear in 2011, when #IranElection served as an organizing tool for Iranians protesting a disputed election and offered a global audience a front-row seat to a nascent revolution. Since then, activists have used a variety of hashtags, including #JusticeForTrayvon, #BlackLivesMatter, #YesAllWomen, and #MeToo to advocate, mobilize, and communicate. In this book, Sarah Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles explore how and why Twitter has become an important platform for historically disenfranchised populations, including Black Americans, women, and transgender people. They show how marginalized groups, long excluded from elite media spaces, have used Twitter hashtags to advance counternarratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent. The authors describe how such hashtags as #MeToo, #SurvivorPrivilege, and #WhyIStayed have challenged the conventional understanding of gendered violence; examine the voices and narratives of Black feminism enabled by #FastTailedGirls, #YouOKSis, and #SayHerName; and explore the creation and use of #GirlsLikeUs, a network of transgender women. They investigate the digital signatures of the "new civil rights movement"--the online activism, storytelling, and strategy-building that set the stage for #BlackLivesMatter--and recount the spread of racial justice hashtags after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other high-profile incidents of killings by police. Finally, they consider hashtags created by allies, including #AllMenCan and #CrimingWhileWhite.

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