“… In grappling with multiple identities and multiple realities, the reality of everyday life is experienced as reality par excellence. Micro narratives that are closer to the everyday life experience are embraced more openly, resulting in the plurality of voices, allowing for differences, nuances, and even counter-hegemonic voices. The closer to home the issue resonates, the more conversations take place. Life is local, even in the global blogosphere.” Continue reading [Publication] Life Is Local in the Imagined Global Community
Just out, the newest publication of the Online Collective Action Lab at ASU.
Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R. Raising and Rising Voices: Cyber-Collective Movements in the Female Muslim Blogosphere, Business & Information Systems Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s12599-012-0210-z [Download]
It is also available in German
Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R. Meinungsäußerung und-bildung in sozialen Medien: Ein neuer methodischer Ansatz zur Untersuchung cybersozialer Bewegungen,Wirtschaftsinformatik, DOI: 10.1007/s11576-012-0317-3. [Download]
A preliminary (and much shorter) version of this article was presented at the ECIS conference last year. Continue reading [Publication] Raising and Rising Voices
Since end of 2007/early 2008 I’ve been interested in the Middle East online sphere and found that women activists are in the frontier of socio-political activism in the region. I managed to convince two colleagues of mine to collaborate with me in conducting a preliminary research on one of the movement, Al-Huwaider Campaign. We wrote this piece back in mid 2010 and it’s out for publication (in computer science/information science field) this month. This is just a “preview” of a deeper-broader longitudinal research that we will conduct from August 2011 to August 2014, and serve mostly as a methodological foundation (to be developed, tested, and advanced).
Not my usual type of publication, but I think it’s good to experiment with new ways of doing. In the meantime, I hope to continue working on my own solo publications, too.
Here is an abstract of the article. We hope to come up with more analysis on female (Muslim) online activism in the future.
There are two new articles coming out recently. One is from my relatively new blogosphere research where I compared Iranian and Indonesian blogosphere and the other is an article that I finished long time ago and it’s been delayed at the publisher/editor, even though my article was fully accepted with zero revision. The second article is on meta-narrative, which is conceptually still valid and will retain its currency at any moment even though the cases were past time.
Here is an excerpt and a link to my latest article, the first one I mentioned above: Continue reading [Publication] On blogosphere — Mosaics of Global-Local Discourses