Inclusion, Participation and the Emergence of British Chinese Websites

Parker, David and Song, Miri (2007) Inclusion, Participation and the Emergence of British Chinese Websites. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 33 (7). pp. 1043-1061.

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Abstract

Previous work has drawn attention to the relative absence of British Chinese voices in

public culture. No one is more aware of this invisibility than British-born Chinese people

themselves. Since 2000 the emergence of Internet discussion sites produced by British

Chinese young people has provided an important forum for many of them to grapple

with questions concerning their identities, experiences and status in Britain. In this paper

we explore the ways in which Internet usage by British-born Chinese people has

facilitated forms of self-expression, collective identity production and social and political

action. This examination of British Chinese websites raises important questions about

inclusion and exclusion, citizenship, participation and the development of a sense of

belonging in Britain, issues which are usually overlooked in relation to a group which

appears to be well integrated and successful in higher education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusion, Participation, British Chinese, Websites
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Depositing User: Parker, Dr David
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2008 16:52
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2009 01:00
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/740

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