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Media and collective action in Greece: from indignation to solidarity

Prentoulis, Marina and Kyriakidou, Maria ORCID: 2019. Media and collective action in Greece: from indignation to solidarity. International Journal of Communication 13 , pp. 22-40.

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This article explores the role of media and communication processes in the organization of collective action in Greece within the context of the Aganaktismeni (Indignant) protests and subsequent solidarity networks. Theoretically, the paper employs the concept of communication ecology in order to highlight the complex intertwined network of different media platforms within which collective action is embedded. The concept allows us to explore collective action both within the specific cultural and political context of Greece, as well as beyond specific moments of political mobilization and across time. Based on interviews with activists from a variety of solidarity networks in Athens, we discuss the use of media and unmediated communication practices employed for the organization and mobilization of collective action. We argue that these practices need to be explored beyond the moment of protest in order to better understand how collective action moves across social and political sites.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Publisher: University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
ISSN: 1932-8036
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 7 November 2018
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 11:15

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