Online Civic Cultures? Debating Climate Change Activism on YouTube

Julie Uldam, Tina Askanius

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This article explores the potential of video activism on YouTube to form a communicative space for deliberation and dissent. It asks how commenting on activist videos can help sustain civic cultures that allow for both antagonism and inclusive political debate. Drawing on a case study of online debates spurred by the video War on Capitalism, which called for protest against the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference, the article offers an empirical analysis that operationalizes the framework of civic cultures. In so doing, it investigates the ways in which activist videos are received by potentially transnational publics and how online modes of debate engage notions of the public sphere in contemporary online environments.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Communication
Vol/bind2013
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)1185-1204
ISSN1932-8036
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Uldam, Julie ; Askanius, Tina. / Online Civic Cultures? Debating Climate Change Activism on YouTube. I: International Journal of Communication. 2013 ; Bind 2013, Nr. 7. s. 1185-1204.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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