Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Barash R.E. Contemporary protest communication in the context of a system communicative approach. Communications. Media. Design, 2019, Vol. 4(3), pp. 140-164.



Barash R.E. Contemporary protest communication in the context of a system communicative approach. Communications. Media. Design, 2019, Vol. 4(3), pp. 140-164.
ISSN 2542-1395

Posted on site: 30.12.19

URL: https://cmd-journal.hse.ru/article/view/10189/11037 ( 30.12.2019)


Abstract

The authors of the article analyses the protest actions that took place for recent years in various parts ofthe world and that were determinated by completely different reasons. Applying to the methodologyof systemic communicative analysis for the study of the protests actions the authors propose to interpret the protest self-organization primarily as a communication, that is alternative to the interaction of the political sphere and civil society. Trying as to define the specifics of protest communication as a new communicative system that is nevertheless commensurate with the traditional communicative system (politics, economy, science),as well as to find out whether new social movements, primarily protest ones, fulfill the unique taskof simultaneously reproducing themselves, so and interaction with other social systems, the authorsturn to the use of the methodological framework of a system communicative approach. Such a methodology for studying protest activity interpret the emergence of new social movementsas a result of a reaction of society to its general systemic structural deformations and to current socialrisks. Besides the system communicative approach interprets protest communication as a prerequisite for active action and defines it as a result of the inclusion of the emotion of social fear. So, the ability to experience fear for another makes possible accumulation and transferring of fearsfrom one participant to another.