Stefania SPINA, Jessica CANCILA, Gender issues in the interactions of Italian politicians on Twitter: Identity, representation and flows of conversation


Abstract: Twitter is emerging as a medium where users negotiate and maintain relationships and identities. How do political actors use Twitter? In a gender perspective, this study aims to shed light on their interactions on Twitter, which can be considered a window on how women and men represent and construct their gender and political identities within conversational flows.

Keywords: social networks; computer-mediated communication; Twitter; dialogue;gender; identity; social interactions; conversation; political discourse.

To cite the article: SPINA, Stefania, CANCILA, Jessica. “Gender issues in the interactions of Italian politicians on Twitter: Identity, representation and flows of conversation”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 2.2 (2013): 147-157.


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