2022-04-11Masterarbeit DOI: 10.18452/24460
Identity Politics and Libraries in Brazil
A Qualitative Analysis of Institutional Online Communication via Twitter (2020-2021)
This work examines how academic and marginally other types of libraries in Brazil address issues relating to identity politics in the digital space. Based on a sample of tweets posted between 2020 and 2021, it was possible to formulate a typology of “Twitter activism” that can contribute to the operationalization of the term. It might also serve future studies as a means to assess the impact of online communication, which could ultimately assist libraries in making strategic decisions when it comes to positioning themselves politically in their public relations work. On a more general level, the work challenges the postulate of “neutrality” in library work and discusses the role and responsibility of libraries in societies marked by inequality and power asymmetries.