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Fers a way in to Thinking About How Consumerism Can About How Consumerism Can how consumerism can activism when I try to think about this my mind often floats to the dynamic consumerism and fears of the consuming woman of the 1920s in Japan but Yang means real activism Also I enjoyed his discussion of the spatial considerations of an online public sphere Good for anyone interested in a analytical social science view of China s internet than what you get in the mainstream English language media Unfortunately any academic writing in this fast moving area reads dated by you get in the mainstream English language media Unfortunately any academic writing in this fast moving area reads dated by time it is publishe. In China's incipient civil society provide cultural and social resources to online activism Even Internet businesses have encouraged contentious activities generating an unusual synergy between commerce and activism Yang's book weaves these strands together to create a vivid story of immense social change indicating a new era of informational politics. A sociologist s view of Internet use that covers the historical andcultural context as much as the political context There s original research as well as summaries of other people sobservations but the book is research as well as summaries of other people sobservations but the book is research as well as summaries of other people sobservations but the book is useful as a starting point fordiscussion than an authority to resolve debates Topics include thecat and mouse games played by protesters and the state historicaloffline precedents for online action data about Internet use by civicorganizations the relationship between expression and Internetbusinesses and international contacts I en. Since the mid 1990s the Internet has revolutionized popular expression in China enabling users to organize protest and influence public opinion in unprecedented ways Guobin Yang's pioneering study maps an innovative range of contentious forms and practices linked to Chinese cyberspace delineating a nuanced and dynamic image of the Chinese Internet as. ,

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Joyed this book for boththe facts YANG OFFERED AND THE WINDOW HE offered and the window he into a culture I nowvery little about but that I m sure will come to have a bigger andbigger little about but that I m sure will come to have a bigger andbigger on my life This book draws out two issues in particular that are important for thinking about social movements anywhere that of the role of the market as an actor beyond the state activist binary and the role of what ind of a space the internet createsYang focuses on China where he argues that the rise of a dynamic public sphere and internet activity are intertwined His case study of. An arena for creativity community conflict and control Like many other contemporary protest forms in China and the world Yang argues Chinese online activism derives its methods and vitality from multiple and intersecting forces and state efforts to constrain it have only led to creative acts of subversion Transnationalism and the tradition of protest. ,

The Power of the Internet in China