From Masterchef to the Arab spring via Wikileaks : social media and political change

Huijser, Henk and Little, Janine 2011, From Masterchef to the Arab spring via Wikileaks : social media and political change, New Zealand journal of interdisciplinary studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-17.

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Title From Masterchef to the Arab spring via Wikileaks : social media and political change
Author(s) Huijser, Henk
Little, JanineORCID iD for Little, Janine
Journal name New Zealand journal of interdisciplinary studies
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Place of publication Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Publication date 2011
ISSN 2253-1998
Keyword(s) social media
political change
mobile media
Arab spring
Summary This comparison between Bahrain and Australia shows how the main impact of social and mobile media has been in the form of facilitators of rapid political mobilization, as well as tools for everyday socializing and entertainment. Social media are both contributors to, and symptomatic of, a blurring of the boundaries between politics and entertainment, and public and private spheres, whether their users are in Australia or Bahrain, but they are not in themselves the makers of material sites of democracy or even agency.
Language eng
Field of Research 200104 Media Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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