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Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology, and Politics

Zizi Papacharissi


The past few decades have witnessed the growth of movements that use digital means to connect with broader publics and express their point of view. Social media facilitate feelings of engagement, in ways that frequently make people feel reenergized about what it means to be political. In doing so, media do not make or break revolutions but they do lend emerging, storytelling publics their own means for feeling their way into the developing event, frequently by making them a part of the developing story. Digital technologies network us but it is our stories that connect us to each other, making ... More

Keywords: Twitter, social media, publics, politics, affect, storytelling

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199999736
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199999736.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zizi Papacharissi, author
Department of Communication, University of Illinois-Chicago

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