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White-Collar Activism in the Digital Age: The Case of “Plaza Action Platform” on Twitter

Author:Ayşe Fulya Şen Date:November 03,2018 Hits:

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“Plaza Action Platform” is a solidarity network providing content related to business law, sharing experience, and work-based issues. In this study, I will discuss the role of digital media practices within the labour movements and analyse the potential of the website of “Plaza Action Platform (PEP)” in creating a democratic platform for class-based issues. I will also investigate how the “Plaza Action Platform” aiming at being the voice of white-collar employees and unemployed mobilises the followers and activists to participate in online and offline activism. Also, I will assess the activism performance of PEP by content analysis over the categories such as creating a coun-ter-public sphere and activist resistance. Thus, I will investigate the mobilisation ca-pacity of PEP and analyse how it utilise the Twitter to organise actions, share infor-mation, and coordinate at a distance. Finally, I will also discuss to what extent the ac-tivists and the relevant public use social media platforms as means for mobilisation and how this kind of solidarity platform creates an alternative public sphere among the online audience, and how it encourages activists to participate offline.

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White-Collar Activism in the Digital Age: The Case of “Plaza Action Platform” on Twitter
Ayşe Fulya Şen
Department of Journalism, Firat University, Elazig, 23119, Turkey
Email: fulyasen@firat.edu.tr
Corresponding author: Ayşe Fulya Şen, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Department of Journalism, Firat University, Elazig, 23119, Turkey.
How to cite this paper: Şen, A. F. (2018). White-Collar Activism in the Digital Age: The Case of “Plaza Action Platform” on Twitter. The Educational Review, USA, 2(10), 499-504.
http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2018.10.001
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