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The Resource Igniting the Internet : youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea, Jiyeon Kang

Igniting the Internet : youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea, Jiyeon Kang

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Igniting the Internet : youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea
Title
Igniting the Internet
Title remainder
youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea
Statement of responsibility
Jiyeon Kang
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
​Igniting the Internet is one of the first books to examine in depth the development and consequences of Internet-born politics in the twenty-first century. It takes up the new wave of South Korean youth activism that originated online in 2002, when the country's dynamic cyberspace transformed a vehicular accident involving two U.S. servicemen into a national furor that compelled many Koreans to reexamine the fifty-year relationship between the two countries. Responding to the accident, which ended in the deaths of two high school students, technologically savvy youth went online to organize demonstrations that grew into nightly rallies across the nation. Internet-born, youth-driven mass protest has since become a familiar and effective repertoire for activism in South Korea, even as the rest of the world has struggled to find its feet with this emerging model of political involvement.Igniting the Internet focuses on the cultural dynamics that have allowed the Internet to bring issues rapidly to public attention and exert influence on both domestic and international politics. The author combines a robust analysis of online communities with nuanced interview data to theorize a "cultural ignition process"--the mechanisms and implications for popular politics in volatile Internet-driven activism--in South Korea and beyond. She offers a unique perspective on how local actors experience and remember the cultural dynamics of Internet-born activism and how these experiences shape the political identities of a generation who has essentially come of age in cyberspace, the so-called digital natives or millennials.South Korea's debates on the nature of youth-driven Internet protest reverberated around the world following the events in Tahrir Square in 2010 and Zuccotti Park in 2011. Igniting the Internetoffers numerous points of comparison with countries following a path of technological development and urban youth formation similar to that of South Korea with a thorough consideration of general structural changes and locally specific triggers for Internet activism. Readers interested in social movement theory and new media in social context as well as students and scholars of Korean studies will find the work both far-reaching and insightful
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Kang, Jiyeon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Internet and youth
  • Youth
  • Political participation
  • Information technology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Information technology
  • Youth
  • Korea (South)
  • Demokratisierung
  • Aktivismus
  • Jugend
  • Internet
  • Protestbewegung
  • US-Soldat
  • Südkorea
  • HISTORY / Asia / Korea
Label
Igniting the Internet : youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea, Jiyeon Kang
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
South Korean youth in the new millennium : faint memories of authoritarianism, new opportunities for political participation -- The birth of the Internet youth protest : the 2002 candlelight vigils -- The Internet in mainstream politics : envisioning a new politics during the 2002 presidential election -- Remembering the vigils : the emergence of a new repertoire for youth activism -- Internet activism transforming street politics : the 2008 "mad cow" candlelight festivals and new democratic sensibilities -- Youth at the end of the candlelight decade
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ocn951028153
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780824856588
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt225t1vm
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)951028153
Label
Igniting the Internet : youth and activism in postauthoritarian South Korea, Jiyeon Kang
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
South Korean youth in the new millennium : faint memories of authoritarianism, new opportunities for political participation -- The birth of the Internet youth protest : the 2002 candlelight vigils -- The Internet in mainstream politics : envisioning a new politics during the 2002 presidential election -- Remembering the vigils : the emergence of a new repertoire for youth activism -- Internet activism transforming street politics : the 2008 "mad cow" candlelight festivals and new democratic sensibilities -- Youth at the end of the candlelight decade
Control code
ocn951028153
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824856588
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt225t1vm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951028153

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