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After the internet, before democracy : competing norms in Chinese media and society

Author: Johan Lagerkvist
Publisher: Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
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After the Internet, Before Democracy

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lagerkvist, Johan.
After the Internet, Before Democracy : Competing Norms in Chinese Media and Society.
Bern : Lang, Peter, AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Lagerkvist
ISBN: 9783035101096 3035101094
OCLC Number: 811387729
Description: 1 online resource (325 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements 9; Introduction 11; The Chinese mass media and the Internet between state and society 14; The Chinese mass media and globalization 19; Technological determinism and democracy 25; Before democracy: the Internet-as-institution, cultural form, and competing norms 28; Journalism(s) and nationalism(s) --
two optics on competing norms 36; 1. Internet regulation and the youth/subaltern norm 41; Competition between the Party-state norm and the youth/subaltern norm 42; Internet cafés and the youth/subaltern norm 44; The Party-state as source and shaper of norms 47. The youth/subaltern norm and Internet cafés 52The youth/subaltern norm and a real name registration system 55; The youth/subaltern norm and the Green Dam debacle 57; Competition between norms on China's Internet: the lessons drawn 61; 2. In blogs they trust? 65; Mapping the Chinese blogosphere 70; The blogosphere: collectives of young individuals 75; Politically influential blogging 79; The blogosphere: pockets of activism and passive slacktivism 81; Trusting news breaks in the blogosphere, trusting news analysis in official media 83; The blogosphere and the Party-state 87. 3. And the baton passes to ... citizen journalism 93Forms of government control over news production 99; The marriage of critical journalisms --
offline, online and by citizens 105; The identities of investigative journalists 112; The relationship between traditional journalism and citizen journalism 118; 4. Weapons of harmony and irony 127; The harmonious society and the Confucian revival 129; The state-led discourse on a harmonious Internet 133; A "self-disciplined" Internet industry and civil society 137; Self-censorship in society 144; The ironic counter-public 149. The 2006 mutilation of "The Promise" 152The 2008 melamine-tainted milk scandal 153; The 2009 grass-mud horse versus the river crabs battle 153; 5. Old propaganda becomes ideotainment 161; The public sphere, public opinion and the authoritarian state 164; The stirrings of a post-Mao attentive public in 1976 165; Propaganda after the Cultural Revolution and the Internet revolution 168; Ideotainment and propaganda theory 175; Is ideotainment effective in the age of new social media? 178; Can the effectiveness of ideotainment be measured? 180; The future of ideotainment 186. 6. A nationalistic information sphere 191The research field of Chinese nationalism 192; Popular nationalism --
what is it? 196; Popular nationalism's perceived influence on foreign policy 198; Popular nationalism in the markets of media and ideology 203; The information sphere of Sino-Japanese relations 206; The information spheres of Tibet and Xinjiang 213; Nationalism and Chinese democratization 220; 7. The Google mirage: global business norms versus Internet sovereignty 227; States and companies in global information flows across territorial borders 230; Google inside China 2006-2010 232.
Responsibility: Johan Lagerkvist.
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"Insightful and timely, this book offers a rich analysis that brings the scholarship on Internet and democracy in China to a new level of holistic understanding. Drawing from solid empirical data and Read more...

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