A comparative analysis of online peace movement organizations

Hara, Noriko and Shachaf, Pnina . A comparative analysis of online peace movement organizations., 2008 In: Social Information Technology: Connection Society and Cultural Issues. Idea Group, pp. 52-67. [Book chapter]


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The use of the Internet for civic engagement by the general public is becoming increasingly prevalent, yet research in this area is still sparse. More studies are particularly needed in the area of cross-cultural comparisons of online social movements or online peace movement organizations (PMOs). While it is possible that PMOs in diverse cultures differ in their collective action frames, it is unclear whether PMOs use collective action frames and, if so, how differently they are used. This paper describes a comparative study that examined websites of PMOs in Japan and Israel. Collective action frame is used as a theoretical framework to analyze seventeen websites, identifying the similarities and differences in the ways that online PMOs frame their activities. The findings indicate that these organizations employed various strategies to develop resonance, highlighting the importance of cultural resonance in framing online PMOs in different countries.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: online social movements, online peace movement organizations, Japan, Israel, collective action frame
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Pnina Shachaf
Date deposited: 24 Oct 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12411


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