Woodyard, Kerith M.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
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.
DuPuis, Matt, "Social movement rhetoric and the digital shift" (2018). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4953.
Northern Illinois University
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