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Published: 15 January 2015

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199999743

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Affective Publics

Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

Zizi Papacharissi

Oxford Studies in Digital Politics

  • First political science text to apply affect and emotion as a parameter to our understanding of civic engagement online
  • Built around original big data and qualitative analyses of Twitter streams
  • Explains what role Twitter plays in uprisings and movements, but also everyday political expression
  • Introduces a new concept of affective publics to explain how people use newer technologies to make their voices matter in politics

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