From everyday conversation to political action: Talking austerity in online ‘third spaces’

Authors: Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23024/

Journal: European Journal of Communication

Volume: 30

Issue: 6

Pages: 648-665

Publisher: SAGE

ISSN: 1460-3705

DOI: 10.1177/0267323115595529

Taking forward a new agenda for online political deliberation – the study of everyday political talk in non-political, online ‘third spaces’ – this article examines the dynamics of political talk across three general interest UK-based online forums. The quantitative analysis found that discussions about austerity were just as likely to emerge from non-political discussions as they were ones that began as ‘political’, demonstrating the links people made between everyday experiences and public policy. Our qualitative analysis represents the first real attempt to analyse political actions within third spaces, with some striking outcomes. Over half of all political discussions led to at least one political action (with significant variation between forums). The findings demonstrate that while such third spaces remain concerned with the preoccupations of everyday life, they can and do perform a role of mobilizing agent towards political participation.

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Authors: Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23024/

Journal: European Journal of Communication

Volume: 30

Issue: 6

Pages: 648-665

eISSN: 1460-3705

ISSN: 0267-3231

DOI: 10.1177/0267323115595529

© 2015, The Author(s) 2015. Taking forward a new agenda for online political deliberation – the study of everyday political talk in non-political, online ‘third spaces’ – this article examines the dynamics of political talk across three general interest UK-based online forums. The quantitative analysis found that discussions about austerity were just as likely to emerge from non-political discussions as they were ones that began as ‘political’, demonstrating the links people made between everyday experiences and public policy. Our qualitative analysis represents the first real attempt to analyse political actions within third spaces, with some striking outcomes. Over half of all political discussions led to at least one political action (with significant variation between forums). The findings demonstrate that while such third spaces remain concerned with the preoccupations of everyday life, they can and do perform a role of mobilizing agent towards political participation.

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Authors: Graham, T., Jackson, D. and Wright, S.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23024/

Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION

Volume: 30

Issue: 6

Pages: 648-665

eISSN: 1460-3705

ISSN: 0267-3231

DOI: 10.1177/0267323115595529

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