CFP: Activism and Collective Action in the Digital Era: Political Communication and Social Change
Activism and Collective Action in the Digital Era: Political Communication and Social Change
Valencia (Spain), November 14th, 15th and 16th 2018
Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
This conference intends to explore the role of digital communication for activist struggles from a multidisciplinary perspective: as an intersection of three disciplines, i.e. communication, sociology and political science. Its goal is to explore both the role of communication in the internal processes within different protest movements, and the news media’s role in making social and political struggles visible and (de)legitimize them. The following call for papers is articulated through six specific panels which explore complementary aspects of the outlined phenomenon.
Papers are invited from researchers in media and communications studies, sociology and polítical sciences, and related fields for this international conference. The following panels are envisaged:
- News Coverage of Activist Social Struggles: Discourses and Images
- Framing and Activism: Discourses Around Mobilization
- Activism in a Digital Era: New Strategies?
- Political Activism in Electoral Processes
- Research Methods for Studying Social and Political Activism
- Media Representations of Activism: Entertainment and Fiction
Coordinators: Guillermo López (University of Valencia) and Lídia Valera (University of Valencia)