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Shifting Dynamics of Contention in the Digital Age: Mobile Communication and Politics in China

Jun Liu

Abstract

Over the past decades, waves of political contention involving the use of information and communication technologies have swept across the globe. The phenomenon stimulates the scholarship on digital communication technologies and contentious collective action to thrive as an exciting, relevant, but highly fragmentary and contested field with disciplinary boundaries. To advance the interdisciplinary understanding, Shifting Dynamics of Contention in the Digital Age outlines a communication-centered framework that articulates the intricate relationship between technology, communication, and conte ... More

Keywords: mobile communication, information and communication technology (ICT), contentious collective action, social movement, contentious politics, metacommunication, China, guanxi, rumor, mobilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190887261
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190887261.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jun Liu, author
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen