What is left of the protests?

Magda Pischetola
2016 Diálogos Latinoamericanos  
Over the past few years, new forms of socialization of politics throughsocial media have found expression in collective mobilizations. The paperexamines the case of the recent uprisings in Brazil. It presents the results ofa qualitative research carried out between June 2013 and June 2015, withfocus on the actors involved, their reasons to participate, as well as thecontinuity of their action. Three research tools were used in the study: socialmedia mapping, an online survey and interviews with
more » ... activists. The findingsgive credit to the existence of a connective logic on the social networks, asthey illustrate that what attracted the masses in June 2013 was mainly the'event of a protest'. Nevertheless, political engagement was found toincrease in smaller circles, among groups of youth who got involved duringthe uprisings, and are motivated by the idea of a political resistance up topresent days.
doi:10.7146/dl.v17i25.112909 fatcat:wvczrizim5bbflxd7uodheapcm