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Why marginalized groups struggle to leverage digital activism

George, Jordana J. and Leidner, Dorothy E. LU (2018) 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
Abstract

Digital activism, political activism mediated by digital technologies, offers the promise of increased visibility and political power for marginalized groups. Yet, this has not been the case outside of a few exceptions such as Black Lives Matter. This paper offers theoretical, conceptual critical research that explores why successful digital activism may elude marginalized groups. We ask why many marginalized groups have been unable to harness the power of digital activism. We suggest that greater reliance on smartphones for internet access in marginalized groups may be at the heart of the problem.

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keywords
Critical research, Digital activism, Digital divide, Leapfrogging, Smartphones
host publication
Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018
publisher
Association for Information Systems
conference name
24th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2018: Digital Disruption, AMCIS 2018
conference location
New Orleans, United States
conference dates
2018-08-16 - 2018-08-18
external identifiers
  • scopus:85054278786
ISBN
9780996683166
language
English
LU publication?
yes
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7aa443a1-272d-4098-8273-331875a7230a
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https://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1039&context=amcis2018
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2018-11-09 12:16:36
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  abstract     = {<p>Digital activism, political activism mediated by digital technologies, offers the promise of increased visibility and political power for marginalized groups. Yet, this has not been the case outside of a few exceptions such as Black Lives Matter. This paper offers theoretical, conceptual critical research that explores why successful digital activism may elude marginalized groups. We ask why many marginalized groups have been unable to harness the power of digital activism. We suggest that greater reliance on smartphones for internet access in marginalized groups may be at the heart of the problem.</p>},
  author       = {George, Jordana J. and Leidner, Dorothy E.},
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  keyword      = {Critical research,Digital activism,Digital divide,Leapfrogging,Smartphones},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {New Orleans, United States},
  month        = {01},
  publisher    = {Association for Information Systems},
  title        = {Why marginalized groups struggle to leverage digital activism},
  year         = {2018},
}