Memes: rituals of solidarity and activism

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September 26, 2012

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Fatima Aziz, « Memes: rituals of solidarity and activism », Image Circle, ID : 10670/1.4zyn1d


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Online rituals of solidarity and activism Rituals are an important part of social interaction. According to Erving Goffman, all social interaction takes place as a small ceremony consisting of rituals and parades which have their own specific grammar[1]. This paper explores the rituals which constitute online interaction in specific contexts on social network sites (sns).  The study questions the influence of sns technical materiality on users' experience of culture and sociality. This resear...

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