This study has received funding from the Center of Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) via the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen & Foundation for the Support of Science and Technology in Pernambuco (FACEPE - Brazil)
CAIS Fellowship Report | #OccupyEstelita: The Emergence of Identity as Part of Political Performativity in the Use of Facebook Events by Social Movements
About: This is the report from a fellowship at the Center of Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), Bochum - Germany. This project investigates the following question: How is the perception of a political self-identity affected by the usage of Social Networks?
Paper | Facebook Event as a platform to promote engagement in social movements: Theory of performativity applied to social networks
About: This paper reflects on the application of the Theory of Performativity in complex communication processes emerged from the Social Networks. Austin’s (1975) theory of Speech Acts and the concept of Performativity stated by Butler (1997) are used to develop mechanisms of analysis in utterances that are intrinsic to the Facebook Events’ page.
Book Chapter (in Portuguese) | Performativity and conflicts between the ocupation of real and virtual spaces: a study of the Facebook Events’ platform
About: This book chapter is the result of a Master’s thesis, investigating the tension between online engagement in social movements versus the in-person presence in physical spaces like demonstrations on the streets.