The article focuses on the participatory practices involved in the construction of the concept of "neoliberalism" in the English and Italian pages of Wikipedia. Largely as a result of its growing conceptual ambiguity,"neoliberalism" is now widely acknowledged as a controversial, incoherent and crisis-ridden term, which is deployed in contradictory and opposite ways. The term is now less a rigorously de-fined concept than an academic catchphrase that frames criticism and resistance. Through a media frame analysis of the discussion pages of the entries, our study focuses on the negotiations, the conflicts, and the social arrangements between Wikipedians in making sense of the term.
Keywords: Neoliberalism; Wikipedia; Digital Media; Digital Ethnography; Frame Analysis.