The Anonymous movement in the context of liberalism and socialism

Fuchs, Christian (2013) The Anonymous movement in the context of liberalism and socialism. Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 5 (2). pp. 345-376. ISSN 2009-2431

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The goal of this paper is to analyze the political worldviews of the Anonymous movement and the role that socialism and liberalism play in it. The paper seeks to analyse the worldviews represented in public video announcements posted by Anonymous activists on the Internet. The sample consists of 67 videos. With the help of political philosophy, differences between liberal and socialist worldviews are outlined. The results of the empirical study show that liberalism and socialism are both articulated within Anonymous in complex ways so that these two worldviews co-exist, complement each other, and also conflict to certain degrees.

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Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 09:49
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