Brazilian Scientific Production on Cyberactivism in the Communication area from 2002 to 2012: a preliminary mapping

Angela Schaun, Leonel Aguiar, Isabella Dias, Cecilia Giangiardi


This study aims at presenting a preliminary mapping of articles produced in the Communication area in Brazil from 2002 to 2012. The Annals of fifteen research agencies affiliated with Socicom (Brazilian Federation of Scientific and Academic Communication Association) have been analyzed as well as the Brazilian Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (BDTD) and the Annals of the Brazilian Association of Communication and Politics Researchers (Compolítica). The following key words have been chosen for exclusive use: Cyberactivism; Activism on the Internet; Netactivism; Hacktivism and Slacktivism. The article has identified: a) the most used media; b) the most discussed subjects; c) the most used platforms; d) definitions of Cyberactivism. The subject Cyberactivism and related topics are in the process of being developed in Brazil, where there are many activities and objects to be analyzed. This is a preliminary mapping, which is part of a more extensive research on Cyberactivism. The study identified 4082 papers of which 32 articles/works present the key words chosen in their main parts of the text: title, key words, abstract.


Keywords: Cyberactivism; Activism on the Internet; Netactivism, Hacktivism, Slacktivism.


Submission date: 2012-12-15
Acceptance date: 2013-04-18



Cyberactivism; Activism on the Internet; Netactivism, Hacktivism, Slacktivism.

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