Affordances of social media in collective action: the case of Free Lunch for Children in China

Yu, Ai and Zheng, Yingqin. 2016. Affordances of social media in collective action: the case of Free Lunch for Children in China. Information Systems Journal, 26(3), pp. 289-313. ISSN 1350-1917 [Article]

[img] Text
Affordances_of_Social_Media.docx - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (376kB)

Abstract or Description

This paper studies the socialised affordances of social media in the processes of collective action, exploring the role of technology in the under‐researched area of civil society. We examine the case of Free Lunch for Children (FL4C), a charitable programme in China based on the microblogging platform, Weibo. Adopting the perspective of affordances‐for‐practice, we draw upon the collective action model to better understand the sociomaterial practices and social processes involving social media, and seek to address the ‘when’ and ‘how’ questions of affordances. The study generates theoretical and practical implications for understanding the role of social media in social transformation

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1111/isj.12096

Keywords:

social media, socialised affordances, collective action, NGO, China

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Institute of Management Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
1 January 2015Accepted
26 January 2016Published

Item ID:

23887

Date Deposited:

29 Jul 2018 20:21

Last Modified:

31 Jul 2018 16:03

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23887

View statistics for this item...

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)