Pathos, the Weak and Participation: Emotional Resistance in the Action of Safeguarding Rights on the Internet


Emotion, as the product of human subjective experience and social construction, plays an important role in maintaining social relations to a certain extent. Emotional resistance relies on the social 'Aggregation' and 'Resistance' function of emotion, which becomes an effective means for citizens to strive for their own interests and social justice in the action of safeguarding rights. In recent years, with the increasing popularity and application of the network, citizens' rights are increasingly supported by the network carrier. In the Chinese network action of safeguarding rights, the emotion recognition in the social concern, the procedure defect in the rational safeguarding rights and the prototype emotion in the social stratification constitute the logic motivation for the continuous emergence of emotion resistance. The 'social soil' of the Chinese style rights defense also makes the emotional Mobilization Mode in the network rights defense have typical localization characteristics, which is mainly reflected in three aspects: first, the tragic narrative framework, that is, through the tragic narrative of the rights defenders and rights protection actions to obtain the moral concerns and emotional identity of the public; second, the resistance strategy of the weak identity, that is, the rights defenders with the help of 'the weak' Identity 'shapes the dual framework of' strong weak 'in the action of safeguarding rights, and' weak identity 'gradually evolves into the collective identity of Chinese defenders; thirdly, the public opinion trial in the name of justice, that is, relying on the sociality, politics of justice and Chinese virtue cultural tradition to enhance the social mobilization of emotion, and catering to the simple justice moral bias of Chinese people. To some extent, the mode of emotional struggle in the action of safeguarding rights has become an important means for citizens to participate in social governance, but the excessive emotion of the action of safeguarding rights will deviate from the development of modern society.