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Alternative Media in China: A Multi-case Study of New Realms of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Green River, Friend Exchange, and Protest Media Used in the Honda Strike 2010
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With the advancement of the economy and information technology in recent years, the development of alternative media in China has increasingly attracted the interest of scholars, both at home and abroad. More and more environmental movement activists, sub-culture groups, homosexual groups, and members of China‟s working class are taking advantage of alternative media and newly-emergent information and communication technologies (ICTs) to give voice to under-represented and marginalised groups in their struggle for rights and justice, as well as to construct communities and identities. Thus, research into alternative media is of huge significance to social progress, economic development, and cultural prosperity. This present thesis will focus on the research of alternative media from the perspective of production processes. It will analyse the comprehensive strategies employed by Chinese activists when adopting alternative media for cultural and economic purposes, and the distinctive features of this alternative media will be explored. The two research questions of this thesis are: How do alternative media in China make use of strategies in the production process? What features of communication are there in the production process of alternative media in China?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 113 p.
Keyword [en]
alternative media, China, participatory democracy
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176350OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-176350DiVA: diva2:534990
Subject / course
Media and Communication Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-19 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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