From a Tweet to the Street: The Effect of Social Media on Social Movement Theory

Romary, Elizabeth (2017) From a Tweet to the Street: The Effect of Social Media on Social Movement Theory. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Miguel Centellas from Sociology & Anthropology, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis studies the role of social media within social movements and social movement theory and focuses on applying these theories to the Ni Una Menos movement of Argentina. I focus on three social movement theories: the resource mobilization theory, the political process theory, and the cultural approach. I also analyze the rise of social media in the 21st century and how they fit within the framework of the three theories. I then apply these theories to the Ni Una Menos movement. I argue that the Ni Una Menos movement emerged as a cultural movement, and shifted towards a resource mobilization movement and has only recently begun to fit the political process theory due to new laws and governmental plans. Social media is the main resource for this movement and is responsible for the formation and success of Ni Una Menos.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Romary, Elizabeth
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. International Studies
Thesis Advisor: Miguel Centellas
Thesis Advisor's Department: Sociology & Anthropology
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Elizabeth Romary
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 16:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:53
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/820

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