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Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience, Rongbin Han

Label
Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience
Title
Contesting cyberspace in China
Title remainder
online expression and authoritarian resilience
Statement of responsibility
Rongbin Han
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Internet was supposed to be an antidote to authoritarianism. It can enable citizens to express themselves freely and organize outside state control. Yet while online activity has helped challenge authoritarian rule in some cases, other regimes have endured: no movement comparable to the Arab Spring has arisen in China. In Contesting Cyberspace in China, Rongbin Han offers a powerful counterintuitive explanation for the survival of the world's largest authoritarian regime in the digital age. Han reveals the complex internal dynamics of online expression in China, showing how the state, service providers, and netizens negotiate the limits of discourse. He finds that state censorship has conditioned online expression, yet has failed to bring it under control. However, Han also finds that freer expression may work to the advantage of the regime because its critics are not the only ones empowered: the Internet has proved less threatening than expected due to the multiplicity of beliefs, identities, and values online. State-sponsored and spontaneous pro-government commenters have turned out to be a major presence on the Chinese internet, denigrating dissenters and barraging oppositional voices. Han explores the recruitment, training, and behavior of hired commenters, the "fifty-cent army," as well as group identity formation among nationalistic Internet posters who see themselves as patriots defending China against online saboteurs. Drawing on a rich set of data collected through interviews, participant observation, and long-term online ethnography, as well as official reports and state directives, Contesting Cyberspace in China interrogates our assumptions about authoritarian resilience and the democratizing power of the Internet
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Han, Rongbin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Freedom of speech
  • Censorship
  • Authoritarianism
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Authoritarianism
  • Censorship
  • Freedom of speech
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • China
  • Cyberspace
  • Zensur
  • Meinungsäußerung
  • China
Label
Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience, Rongbin Han
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-303) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Harmonizing the Internet -- To comply or to resist -- Pop activism -- Trolling for the party -- Manufacturing distrust -- Defending the regime -- Authoritarian resilience online
Control code
on1029855746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 19d3d06c-2a8b-424e-8c33-14731c6f4537
  • 22573/ctv13vn2j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029855746
Label
Contesting cyberspace in China : online expression and authoritarian resilience, Rongbin Han
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-303) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Harmonizing the Internet -- To comply or to resist -- Pop activism -- Trolling for the party -- Manufacturing distrust -- Defending the regime -- Authoritarian resilience online
Control code
on1029855746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231545655
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 19d3d06c-2a8b-424e-8c33-14731c6f4537
  • 22573/ctv13vn2j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029855746

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