Abstract

This article explores the ways in which social media was used by diasporic Iranians in the aftermath of the June 2009 Iranian presidential elections. With particular attention to global reactions to the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, the author considers how social networking sites such as Facebook create an “intimate public sphere,” simultaneously facilitating and defanging collective activism through expressions of compassion for others.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 56-69
Launched on MUSE
2011-08-05
Open Access
No
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