Ferguson bespeaks both an intense immediacy and a deep historical awareness. The killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent unrest in Ferguson became a flashpoint for tying legacies of structural violence to the contemporary struggle for a different future.
#Ferguson: Digital protest, hashtag ethnography, and the racial politics of social media in the United States, by Yarimar Bonilla and Jonathan Rosa. American Ethnologist, volume 42, number 1, pp. 4-17.