Frack-Off: Social media fights against Fracking in Argentina

Raftopoulos, M. and Specht, D. 2022. Frack-Off: Social media fights against Fracking in Argentina. Environmental Communication. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2021.2018002

TitleFrack-Off: Social media fights against Fracking in Argentina
TypeJournal article
AuthorsRaftopoulos, M. and Specht, D.
Abstract

This article explores how the anti-fracking movements in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, have used Twitter to shape narratives around anti-fracking. Adopting a dynamic view of collective action frames, the article shows that the anti-fracking movements have developed multiple frames to articulate their struggle and justify their grievances, and how procedural injustice and environmental values have been motivational factors for local citizens. The article also demonstrates that Twitter is principally being used as a broadcast platform rather than being used to create online collective action, but that the strong framing means that disparate groups have been united behind the common cause.

KeywordsTwitter
Argentina
Fracking
Mobilisation
Framing
JournalEnvironmental Communication
ISSN1752-4032
1752-4040
Year2022
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2021.2018002
Publication dates
Published online04 Jan 2022

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