Author

Matt DuPuis

Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Woodyard, Kerith M.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Communication

Abstract

This analysis explores how modern information and communication technologies and social networking sites have influenced and shaped modern social movements. By using Charles J. Stewart, Craig Allen Smith, and Robert E. Denton's model for the stages of social movements as a theoretical framework, this study conducts two case studies of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Dakota Access Pipeline protest to better understand how modern social movements are adopting new technologies. Ultimately, this study reveals several shifts in the stylistic, substantive, and organizational patterns of modern social movement rhetoric.

Comments

Advisors: Kerith M. Woodyard.||Committee members: Ferald J. Bryan; Mary Lynn Henningsen.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

90 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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