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:Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Sociology and Social Policy
ID Code:740
Deposited By:Parker, Dr David
Deposited On:14 Jan 2008 16:52
Last Modified:01 Mar 2009 01:00

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