Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications

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Mike Kent, Katie Ellis, Jian Xu
Routledge, Sep 27, 2017 - Social Science - 246 pages

This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese language social media and disability, celebrity, sexuality, interpersonal communication, charity, diaspora, public health, political activism and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The book is not only rich in its theoretical perspectives but also in its methodologies. Contributors use both qualitative and quantitative methods to study Chinese social media and its social–cultural–political implications, such as case studies, in-depth interviews, participatory observations, discourse analysis, content analysis and data mining.


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A Case Study
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The Presentation
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Mike Kent is Head of Department and a senior lecturer in the Internet Studies Department at Curtin University, Australia

Katie Ellis is a senior research fellow in the Internet Studies Department and convenor of the Critical Disability Studies Research Network at Curtin University, Australia

Jian Xu is a research fellow at the School of Communications and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Australia

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