New Media and Mobilization: Anonymous

Frederikke Tougaard Ørnsholt, Sandra Stevens, Setenay Mutlu, Kaley Nicole Cook, Marsel de Privitellio & Matthew David Parsons

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This review investigates, outlines and discusses the body of literature on the transnational hacktivist group Anonymous. Anonymous is a new, multi-faceted phenomenon which is reflected in the literature on the field. The literature on Anonymous mainly focuses on four different themes: the role of individual and collective, the role of new media, the role of ethics, and the role of the mask. These themes are explored through social movement theory and symbolic anthropology. Authors employ a variety of methods including textual analysis, comparative reasoning, and fieldwork in their research. Across the literature gaps are identified, including a lack of timely, Anonymous-specific research and fieldwork limitations. Conclusively, it argues that to fully understand Anonymous as a transnational movement and fully consider the role of new media, additional research is required.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2016
Antal sider33