Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Media Studies

Second Department

Hispanic Studies

Reader 1

Jennifer Friedlander

Reader 2

Jennifer Wood

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© 2013 Elizabeth A. Crumpacker


I am comparing the tactics of Mexican youth movement #Yo Soy 132 and Occupy to better understand how these groups work against the hegemonic views presented by mass media. I aim to understand the media structures in Mexico and the United States through the lens of these social groups and consider how they are similar or different. I also take into consideration societal structures, such as varying levels of Internet access, that influence the way these groups function. These movements are in constant flux and their interaction with the public is changing everyday, but I hope to provide some insight into their tactics and strategies and whether or not they are successful in achieving their established goals.