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Mobility, connectivity and non-resident citizenship: migrant social media campaigns in the Irish Marriage Equality referendum

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dc.contributor.author Gray, Breda
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T15:35:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T15:35:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7558
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The proliferation of migrant social media campaigns calling for a ‘Yes’ vote in the Irish Marriage Equality referendum (May 2015) raises new questions about the conventions of political participation and non-resident citizenship rights. Via a discourse analysis of these campaigns, this article shows how the algorithmic agency of social media combines with the political agency and affective identifications of campaigners to shape the terms of non-resident citizen claims for enfranchisement and sexual citizenship rights. The article argues that despite their novel political tactics, the central campaign discourses of (im)mobility (leaving/staying-put), connectivity (active engagement) and ongoing stake in an inclusive homeland are underpinned by conventional democratic criteria for enfranchisement. The article addresses how these discourses intersect with state and business regimes of mobility and connectivity to produce a particular ordering of citizenship. It also points to those emergent practices and norms of political participation generally, and of non-resident citizenship in particular, that are foregrounded by these campaigns en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sociology; 53 (4), pp. 634-651
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0038038518807314
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038518807314
dc.subject connectivity en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Marriage Equality referendum en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject mobility en_US
dc.subject non-resident citizenship en_US
dc.subject political participation en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject voting rights en_US
dc.title Mobility, connectivity and non-resident citizenship: migrant social media campaigns in the Irish Marriage Equality referendum en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-02-06T15:23:16Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0038038518807314
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2865770
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Sociology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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