Hashtag Publics: The Power and Politics of Discursive by Nathan Rambukkana

By Nathan Rambukkana

This assortment investigates the publics of the hashtag. Taking cues from severe public sphere thought, individuals have an interest in publics that holiday past the mainstream - in different publics. they're attracted to the categories of publics that do politics in a fashion that's tough and emergent, mistaken and messy, and ones during which new different types of collective energy are being solid at the fly and within the shadow of loftier mainstream spheres.
Hashtags are deictic, indexical - but what they element to is themselves, their very own twin function in ongoing discourse. targeting hashtags used for issues from Ferguson, Missouri, to Australian politics, from on-line quilting groups to labour protests, from feminist outrage to tug popular culture, this assortment follows hashtag publics as they development past Twitter into different areas of social networking corresponding to fb, Instagram, and Tumblr in addition to different media areas akin to tv, print, and graffiti.

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