Author

Jen Schradie

Jen Schradie is a sociologist (PhD, UC Berkeley) and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, based at the Toulouse School of Economics. She studies how class inequality, political ideology and social movements map onto utopian theories of digital democracy. You can read her other online posts at schradie.com or follow her on Twitter.

Bringing the Organization Back In: Social Media and Social Movements

In the digital era of so-called Facebook revolutions or hashtag activism, many claim that participation in social movements is individualized and personalized, but building and sustaining a political movement, even an online movement, still requires organization.