Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación

George Floyd y la formación transnacional de memoria democrática en redes sociales: Un informe desde el norte de Europa

Jessica-Yarin Robinson

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/MEDCOM.21834

Resumen

A medida que las redes digitales personalizadas han crecido en relevancia cultural y política, la necesidad de comprender su papel en la formación de la memoria democrática se ha vuelto más urgente. Además, los académicos han sugerido que en una era de globalización y digitalización, la memoria colectiva podría extenderse a públicos transnacionales. Este estudio tiene como objetivo avanzar en la comprensión de la memoria en las redes sociales globales al investigar la forma en que los usuarios de Twitter fuera de los Estados Unidos trataron y entendieron la muerte de George Floyd en el verano de 2020. Usando una combinación de big data y entrevistas cualitativas contemporáneas con usuarios en Noruega, Suecia y Dinamarca, el artículo trae el concepto de memoria cosmopolita a la era de las redes sociales. El estudio encuentra que los usuarios fusionaron el evento y sus consecuencias con observaciones de injusticia en sus propios países. Sin embargo, este proceso funcionó de manera diferente entre los usuarios de diferentes puntos de vista ideológicos. Otro hallazgo clave es que los usuarios de la derecha radical resintieron la aceptación del evento como una memoria cosmopolita y emplearon técnicas

Palabras clave

derecha política; memoria cosmopolita; contramemoria; métodos mixtos; raza; redes

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