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dc.creatorWäscher, Till
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T13:47:11Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T13:47:11Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:hbz:464-20180329-091901-2
dc.identifier.urihttps://mediarep.org/handle/doc/4916
dc.description.abstractWhen in the summer of 2013 whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the scope of the mass surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency and its international partners, privacy activists launched several global online and offline campaigns to protect privacy and resist surveillance. Applying methods of social movement frame and discourse analysis, the dissertation seeks to analyze the various ways activists have tried to shape the privacy discourse in a post 9/11 ‘Surveillance Society.’ A close reading of activist materials and texts over the course of four campaigns – “Restore the Fourth,” “Stop Watching Us,” “The Day We Fight Back,” and “Reset the Net” – reveals a set of frame packages, which are juxtaposed with the media coverage the campaigns have generated. In subsequent semistructured interviews with 21 activists from 14 countries, participants involved in the protest events were asked to critically reflect on framing choices, media dynamics and the degree of transnational cooperation among various privacy advocacy groups. The dissertation contributes to the field of grass roots political communication research by discussing the potentials and limits of anti-surveillance frames as well as providing a cultural and oral history of organized resistance against surveillance in the post-Snowden world.en
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUniversität Duisburg-Essen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectÜberwachung
dc.subjectWiderstand
dc.subjectKommunikationsstrategie
dc.subjectAktivismus
dc.subjectSurveillanceen
dc.subjectPrivacy Activismen
dc.subjectSocial Movementsen
dc.subject.ddc100
dc.subject.ddc302.23
dc.titleFraming opposition to surveillance - Political communication strategies of privacy activists in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks
dc.typedoctoralThesis
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTill Wäscher: Framing opposition to surveillance. Political communication strategies of privacy activists in the aftermath of the Snowden leaks. Dissertation, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Essen 2018. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/4161.
dc.type.statuspublishedVersion
dc.subject.personEdward Snowden
local.subject.gndhttp://d-nb.info/gnd/104933289X
local.subject.wikidatahttp://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q13424289
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/4152
dc.publisher.placeDuisburg
dc.contributor.refereeLoenhoff, Jens
dc.contributor.refereeHachmeister, Lutz
local.coverpage2019-08-26T15:12:46


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