Het nieuwe activisme? Een kwalitatieve studie naar strategieën en betekenisgeving binnen de Nederlandse tak van Anonymous for the Voiceless

Translated title of the contribution: A new way of activism? : A qualitative study on strategies and meaning within the Dutch branch of Anonymous for the Voiceless

Anantha Thelen, Fiore Geelhoed

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Abstract

This article focuses on the ways in which animal activists that are affiliated with the Dutch branch of Anonymous for the Voiceless – a rapidly growing animal rights organization – shape their movement and actions in the context of the Anthropocene. Drawing on qualitative data, the results show that there are tensions between the way in which the organization presents itself to its audiences and the internal dynamics within the movement. In their frontstage performance, they highlight the open and non-coercive nature of their movement, which they describe as new activism. However, this performance contrasts with the abolitionist vision and internal dynamics within the movement, which is characterized by a clear hierarchy, strict rules for a vegan lifestyle and far-reaching consequences when not complying with those rules.
Translated title of the contributionA new way of activism? : A qualitative study on strategies and meaning within the Dutch branch of Anonymous for the Voiceless
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)31-49
Number of pages19
JournalTijdschrift over Cultuur en Criminaliteit
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2021

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  • SAI 2005-04 MSS

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