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New Connectivities in China : Virtual, Actual and Local Interactions.

Author: Pui-lam Law
Publisher: New York : Springer March 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pui-lam Law
ISBN: 9789400739093 9400739095
OCLC Number: 843013661
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 234 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements.- Notes on Contributors.- Chapter 1. Introduction. PART I. THE INTERNET COMMUNICATION AND THE ISSUE OF CIVIL SOCIETY.- Chapter 2. NPOs in China: Some Issues Concerning Internet Communication; Boxu Yang.- Chapter 3. Dot the "I's" and Cross the "T's": A Sociological Interpretation of Chinese Cyberspace and Grace Wang Qianyuan Incident; Chung-tai Cheng.- Chapter 4. Rage and Reflection: Chinese Nationalism Online Between Emotional Venting and Measured Opinion; David Kurt Herold.- PART II. STUDIES ON mOBILE PHONE USES IN BEIJING.- Chapter 5. Beijing Calling... Mobile Communication in Contemporary China; Leopoldina Fortunati, Anna Maria Manganelli, Pui-lam Law, Shanhua Yang.- Chapter 6. The Mobile Face of Contemporary China; Leopoldina Fortunati, Anna Maria Manganelli, Pui-lam Law, Shanhua Yang.- Chapter 7. A Preliminary Study on the Use of Mobile Phones amongst Migrant Workers in Beijing; Ke Yang.- PART III. THE ICTs AND MIGRANT WORKERS IN SOUTHERN CHINA.- Chapter 8. Mobile Cultures of Migrant Workers in Southern China: Informal Literacies in the Negotiation of (New) Social Relations of the New Working Women; Angel Lin and Alvin Tong.- Chapter 9. Internet Use of Migrant Workers in the Pearl River Delta; Yinni Peng.- Chapter 10. The Relationship of Mobile Telephony to Job Mobility in China's Pearl River Delta; Raymond Ngan and Stephen Ma.- Chapter 11. Mobile Communication and the Issue of Identity: An Exploratory Study of the Uses of Camera Phone among Migrant Workers in Southern China; Pui-lam Law.- PART IV. NEW NETWORK AND NEW IDENTIFICATION.- Chapter 12. Beyond Privileges: New Media and the Issues of Glocalization in China; Boxu Yang.- Chapter 13. The Principled Machine: A Socio-political Inquiry of Mobile Voting in Chinese Society; Chung-tai Cheng.- Chapter 14. The Use of ICT Products and "White-collarization" of White Collars Workers: An Everyday-Life Perspective; Shanhua Yang and Jing Li.- Chapter 15. Home and Away: A Case Study of Emerging Technocultures and Mobility in Shanghai; Larissa Hjorth.- PART V. NEW CONNECTIVITIES AND CHINESE SOCIAL CONTEXT.- Chapter 16. Is there a Chinese Digital Sublime? Some Reflections on the Cultural Representations of Technology; Matteo Tarantino.- Chapter 17. ICT Use with Chinese Characteristics; Wai-Chi Chu and Yinni Peng.- Chapter 18. ICT4D: Internet Adoption and Usage among Rural Users in China; Jinqiu Zhao.-


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