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Title: Anonymous : a social movement
Author: Knight, William
ISNI:       0000 0004 7233 3357
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2018
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This project seeks to show that the controversial hacktivist phenomenon Anonymous might be most appropriately understood through the lens of Social Movement Theory. Based upon data gathered from four years of observation and interviews among self-identifying members of the Anonymous movement, this project is an exploration of the state of the Anonymous movement as it exists in its current form, and also a look back a the movement since its political birth in 2008. This project ultimately concludes that there are elements of social movement theories which do indeed apply to Anonymous, but there are areas in which theory might be updated to best understand such a tumultuous and dynamic movement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare ; QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science