The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe.

SSA Research NYASHA. G. SHUMBA 53 PAGES (12801 WORDS) Dissertation
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ABSTRACT

The research focuses on Facebook users’ perceptions and attitudes of social media activism

in Zimbabwe. Following a rise in social media campaigns in Zimbabwe, particularly in 2016,

political participation has shifted to social media with a number of people demonstrating

awareness and interest in the national issues. Drawing insights from Critical Discourse

Analysis, this research discusses how the Facebook community responds to this new

dispensation of social media activism. By focusing on the comments posted on Facebook

handle “ThisFlag-IfulegiLeyi-Mureza” in response to a video posted as part of the fight

against state failure in Zimbabwe, the research examines how Facebook users imagine new

leaders in the mould of the Biblical Joshua and share insights on the several aspects which are

deemed to matter as far as changes in the political field are concerned.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe.. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-rise-of-the-joshua-generation-perspectives-and-attitudes-on-facebook-activism-in-zimbabwe

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-rise-of-the-joshua-generation-perspectives-and-attitudes-on-facebook-activism-in-zimbabwe . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 May. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-rise-of-the-joshua-generation-perspectives-and-attitudes-on-facebook-activism-in-zimbabwe >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The Rise Of ‘The Joshua Generation?’: Perspectives And Attitudes On Facebook Activism In Zimbabwe." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-rise-of-the-joshua-generation-perspectives-and-attitudes-on-facebook-activism-in-zimbabwe