You Should Have Expected Us - An Explanation of Anonymous

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dc.contributor.advisor Adams, Linda Gray, Alexander 2012
dc.description.abstract Anonymous is a decentralized activist collective that has evolved using the technology of the information age. This paper traces its origins as a way of contextualizing and better understanding its actions. The groups composition is examined using its self-ascribed imagery to illustrate its’ unique culture and relational norms. Its structure and motivation are analyzed using the framework developed for social movements and terrorist networks. Finally a discussion of a splinter cell and official reaction delineate both strengths and weaknesses of the movement while suggesting its future development. The conclusion serves to expound on the ideal end for the online anonymous community as a new frontier in meritocratic activism. en_US
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dc.subject Anonymous en_US
dc.subject Hacktavism en_US
dc.subject Digital Activism en_US
dc.title You Should Have Expected Us - An Explanation of Anonymous en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 12/15/14.
dc.contributor.department University Scholars - Honors Program en_US
dc.contributor.schools honors college en_US

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