RECLAIMING WHOLENESS: The Future and Hope of Digital and Social Activism

Candace Parrish, Candice L. Edrington, La Shonda L. Eaddy

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Clues for the answers to tomorrow’s hope and equality can be found in the past. This chapter examines what will come next in digital and social activism, including mobile and application-based activism, while also examining the influence and progression of activism from historical movements in history. The mission of striving toward wholeness in the use of social and digital media in activism could be closer to achievement than we think, as movements today have great opportunities to command global attention via traction gained on social media. The chapter provides an overview of various historical movements that preceded the internet and discusses how they created a foundation for solidarity that carries over into digital spaces. The chapter flows into discussion about current and future technology and how they are impacting and directing the potential of future digital movements. The chapter identifies best practices for the field as we continue to grow into digital spaces, and invites reflection for readers to examine their own perceptions of wholeness in activism and how they perceive the future of social and digital activism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStrategic Social Media as Activism
Subtitle of host publicationRepression, Resistance, Rebellion, Reform
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781000932324
ISBN (Print)9781032272191
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences

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