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date: 19 October 2020

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Visual forms in which movements express themselves matter, and movements are pivotally perceived through vision. However, only in the past decade has the lively debate on visuals in many disciplines started to echo in the field of social movements. After a brief literature review on visuals in such fields of research, this chapter addresses images and other visual artifacts, in social movements from a twofold perspective: first, the performative dimension of social movements, and second, visual aspects in the mediatization of social movements. We conclude by considering some relevant lines of investigation that might deepen our understanding of both social movements and the images they are associated with.

Keywords: visuals, performance, mediatization, information and communication technologies, social networking platforms, diffusion

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