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CFP : Protesting While Polarized. Digital Activism in Contentious Times

Media and Communication, peer-reviewed open access journal welcomes article proposals for its upcoming issue “Protesting While Polarized: Digital Activism in Contentious Times”.

In light of today’s recent political real changes—a polarized political scenario, and radical voices hogging the public digital sphere—this thematic issue aims at identifying the different strategies of old and new social movements in the extremes of the political debates, in terms of repertoires, frames, audiences, and mobilization of resources. We welcome papers relying on different qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Some examples are, although this list is not exhaustive: Content analysis in the blogosphere and social media; quantitative surveys of media users; qualitative comparative analysis to delve into social movements strategies in the digital sphere; social media network analysis; interviews and focus groups with digital activists and other public actors; discourse analysis in alternative new websites; agent based models, experimental designs, etc.

Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are encouraged to read the full call for papers here.

Abstracts welcome by 1-15 December 2021. Deadline for articles : 15-30 April 2022.