How can we analyze social media discourse and dispute on collective or social memory?
Memory never sleeps. In times of worldwide crisis like the Corona pandemic and climate change, intellectuals debate (again) about the singularity of the Holocaust. Postcolonial historian A. Dirk Moses called the German memory of the Shoah the “Catechism of the Germans” (Moses 2021). Without engaging…
Politics & Social Media, Social Media & Identity, Social Media & Memory, Social Media Data
Why social media might tell us quite a lot about identity
While there are clear limitations to what social media can tell us about public opinion in general (see blogs by de Wilde and Magin), social media platforms can be rich fields for studying processes of identity formation and communication of the kind that do eventually…
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