Legitimation by digital discourses: The case of the indigenous protest in Ecuador, october 2019

Marco López-Paredes, Andrea Carrillo-Andrade

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In October 2019, a wave of protests took place in Ecuador. During this crisis, the governmental Twitter accounts played a fundamental role in broadcasting rival narratives. The objective of this research is to analyze and contextualize the communication strategies that were spread during the protests to answer the question: How was legitimation built/destroyed by governmental Twitter accounts? To accomplish this objective, multimodality ruled the investigation as it allows understanding how text, video, and image interact. Protest events analysis (PEA) theory was used. Additionally, critical discourse analysis was developed with four main categories of study: (1) redistribution vs. recognition, (2) unified political discourses, (3) legitimation vs. non-legitimation, and (4) tone of the speech. The authors conclude that authority can use storytelling to determine which processes can be catalogued as legitimate.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCases on Developing Effective Research Plans for Communications and Information Science
EditorialIGI Global
Número de páginas16
ISBN (versión digital)9781668445242
ISBN (versión impresa)9781668445235
EstadoPublicada - 24 jun. 2022

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