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Forgetting History: Mediated Reflections on Occupy Wall Street

journal contribution
posted on 02.06.2021, 20:44 by Michael Daubs, J Wimmer
This study examines how Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors’ practices and stated understanding of media act on social perceptions of networked media. It stems from a discursive content analysis of online commentary from OWS protestors and supporters, using different sources from the first Adbusters blog in July 2011 until May 2012. We demonstrate how the belief in the myth of an egalitarian Internet was incorporated into the offline structure of OWS and led OWS participants to adopt rhetoric that distances the movement from past protest actions by stating the movement was “like the Internet”.

History

Preferred citation

Daubs, M. S. & Wimmer, J. (2017). Forgetting History: Mediated Reflections on Occupy Wall Street. Media and Communication, 5(3), 49-58. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v5i3.979

Journal title

Media and Communication

Volume

5

Issue

3

Publication date

22/09/2017

Pagination

49-58 (10)

Publisher

Cogitatio

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

22/09/2017

ISSN

2183-2439

eISSN

2183-2439

Language

en