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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era: The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Francis L.F. Lee and Joseph M. Chan

Abstract

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into dynamics of protest movements. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest participation, and lead to the emergence of new protest formations. Meanwhile, conventional media remain an important arena where the contest for public support between protesters and their targets play out. This book examines the role of the media—understood as an integrated system composed of both conventional media institutions and digital media platforms—in the formation and dynamics of the Um ... More

Keywords: mass media, digital media, social mobilization, social movement, protest participation, connective action, occupation, Hong Kong, Umbrella Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190856779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190856779.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis L.F. Lee, author
Professor of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Joseph M. Chan, author
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong