Occupy Wall Street: A New Political Form of Movement and Community?

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    29 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    This article analyzes the political form of Occupy Wall Street on Twitter. Drawing on evidence contained within the profiles of over 50,000 Twitter users, political identities of participants are characterized using natural language processing. The results find evidence of a traditional oppositional social movement alongside a legitimizing countermovement, but also a new notion of political community as an ensemble of discursive practices that are endogenous to the constitution of political regimes from the "inside out." These new political identities are bound by thin ties of political solidarity linked to the transformative capacities of the movement rather than thick ties of social solidarity
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)444-461
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Information Technology Politics
    Volume10
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Fingerprint

    political identity
    twitter
    solidarity
    political regime
    Processing
    social movement
    community
    evidence
    constitution
    language

    Cite this

    @article{c985eb35b69b49d89f6ec7e3d122940c,
    title = "Occupy Wall Street: A New Political Form of Movement and Community?",
    abstract = "This article analyzes the political form of Occupy Wall Street on Twitter. Drawing on evidence contained within the profiles of over 50,000 Twitter users, political identities of participants are characterized using natural language processing. The results find evidence of a traditional oppositional social movement alongside a legitimizing countermovement, but also a new notion of political community as an ensemble of discursive practices that are endogenous to the constitution of political regimes from the {"}inside out.{"} These new political identities are bound by thin ties of political solidarity linked to the transformative capacities of the movement rather than thick ties of social solidarity",
    author = "Michael Jensen and Henrik Bang",
    year = "2013",
    doi = "10.1080/19331681.2013.803948",
    language = "English",
    volume = "10",
    pages = "444--461",
    journal = "Journal of Information Technology Politics",
    issn = "1542-4049",
    publisher = "Routledge",
    number = "4",

    }

    Occupy Wall Street: A New Political Form of Movement and Community? / Jensen, Michael; Bang, Henrik.

    In: Journal of Information Technology Politics, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2013, p. 444-461.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Occupy Wall Street: A New Political Form of Movement and Community?

    AU - Jensen, Michael

    AU - Bang, Henrik

    PY - 2013

    Y1 - 2013

    N2 - This article analyzes the political form of Occupy Wall Street on Twitter. Drawing on evidence contained within the profiles of over 50,000 Twitter users, political identities of participants are characterized using natural language processing. The results find evidence of a traditional oppositional social movement alongside a legitimizing countermovement, but also a new notion of political community as an ensemble of discursive practices that are endogenous to the constitution of political regimes from the "inside out." These new political identities are bound by thin ties of political solidarity linked to the transformative capacities of the movement rather than thick ties of social solidarity

    AB - This article analyzes the political form of Occupy Wall Street on Twitter. Drawing on evidence contained within the profiles of over 50,000 Twitter users, political identities of participants are characterized using natural language processing. The results find evidence of a traditional oppositional social movement alongside a legitimizing countermovement, but also a new notion of political community as an ensemble of discursive practices that are endogenous to the constitution of political regimes from the "inside out." These new political identities are bound by thin ties of political solidarity linked to the transformative capacities of the movement rather than thick ties of social solidarity

    U2 - 10.1080/19331681.2013.803948

    DO - 10.1080/19331681.2013.803948

    M3 - Article

    VL - 10

    SP - 444

    EP - 461

    JO - Journal of Information Technology Politics

    JF - Journal of Information Technology Politics

    SN - 1542-4049

    IS - 4

    ER -