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#FeesMustFall: an internet-age student movement in South Africa and the case of the university of the Free State

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11060
dc.description.abstract How can we begin to make sense of the diversity of hashtag student movements that sprang up in South Africa in the course of 2015? In this paper we start by presenting key elements of Altbach's empirical theory of student movements and Castells' conceptualisation of internetage networked movements to propose as conceptual point of departure the notion of internet-age student movement. At the case of the campus-based #SteynMustFall and #UFSFeesMustFall student movement at the University of the Free State (UFS), we illustrate the richness of data available for empirical analysis and reflect on related methodological challenges when seeking to understand internet-age student movements and the dynamic relationship between the campus-based and the country-wide movement, the territorial space and the cyberspace. We conclude by reflecting on some elements of a possible research agenda for engaging with the 2015 South African hashtag student movements. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE en
dc.subject #FEESMUSTFALL en
dc.subject STUDENT ORGANISATIONS en
dc.title #FeesMustFall: an internet-age student movement in South Africa and the case of the university of the Free State en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 44(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Politikon en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9854 en
dc.PageNumber 231-245 en
dc.outputnumber 8762 en
dc.bibliographictitle Luescher, T., Loader, L. & Mugume, T. (2017) #FeesMustFall: an internet-age student movement in South Africa and the case of the university of the Free State. <i>Politikon</i>. 44(2):231-245. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Luescher, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Loader, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mugume, T. en


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