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Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the online life and offline protests of a networked student movement

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-22T08:15:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-22T08:15:09Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16581
dc.description.abstract In 2015, students made history in South Africa. The wave of the so-called hashtag,"MustFall," or Fallist" protests started with RhodesMustFall at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in March 2015. Soon after the inception of RhodesMustFall, student activists and disaffected students in other universities, especially historically white universities, joined the UCT students' call for a "decolonization" of higher education under various, mostly campus-specific banners emulating the #RhodesMustFall campaign as #SteynMustFall, #AfrikaansMustFall, #OpenStellenbosch, and so forth. And they were highly effective within their respective contexts: Within a month the controversial statue of Cecil John Rhodes was removed from the Upper Campus of UCT; language policy review committees were hurriedly set up in historically Afrikaans-tuition universities; the institutional culture and whiteness of academia in the historically white universities came under renewed scrutiny; and curriculum review committees and projects to "decolonize" the curricula, especially in the Humanities, got to work. After a few weeks of frantic agitation, some of the campus-based student formations seemed to be losing steam and getting caught up with matters of internal ideological and organizational consolidation as well as the demands of the formal university decision-making processes that now got underway. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject #FEESMUSTFALL en
dc.subject STUDENT RESISTANCE en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.title Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the online life and offline protests of a networked student movement en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Student movements in late neoliberalism: dynamics of contention and their consequences en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Cini, L. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Della Porta, D. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Guzman-Concha, C. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12146 en
dc.PageNumber 103-131 en
dc.outputnumber 11298 en
dc.bibliographictitle Luescher, T.M., Makhubu, N., Oppelt, T., Mokhema, S. & Radasi, M.Z. (2021) Tweeting #FeesMustFall: the online life and offline protests of a networked student movement. In: Cini, L., Della Porta, D. & Guzman-Concha, C. (eds).<i>Student movements in late neoliberalism: dynamics of contention and their consequences</i>. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 103-131. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16581 en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Luescher, T.M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Makhubu, N. en
dc.contributor.author3 Oppelt, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Mokhema, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Radasi, M.Z. en


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