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The Resource Blogistan : the internet and politics in Iran, Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany

Blogistan : the internet and politics in Iran, Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany

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Blogistan : the internet and politics in Iran
Title
Blogistan
Title remainder
the internet and politics in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The protests unleashed by Iran's disputed presidential election in June 2010 brought the Islamic Republic's vigorous cyber culture to the world's attention. Iran has an estimated 700,000 bloggers, and new i media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were thought to have played a key role in spreading news of the protests. The internet is often celebrated as an agent of social change in countries like Iran, but most literature on the subject has struggled to grasp what this new phenomenon actually means. In this work, the authors give a flavour of contemporary Internet culture in Iran and analyse how this new form of communication is affecting the social and political life of the country. Although they warn against stereotyping bloggers as dissidents, they argue that the internet is changing things in ways which neither the government nor the democracy movement could have anticipated. Blogistan offers both a new reading of Iranian politics and a new conceptual framework for understanding the politics of the internet, with implications for the wider Middle East, China and beyond. -- Book cover
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StDuBDS
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Sreberny, Annabelle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Khiabany, Gholam
Series statement
International library of Iranian studues
Series volume
18
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  • Blogs
  • Blogs
  • Political participation
Label
Blogistan : the internet and politics in Iran, Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-205) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. The Internet in Iran: Development and Control --- 2. The Politics of and in Blogging --- 3. Web of Control and Censorship: State and Blogosphere in Iran --- 4. Gender, Sexuality and Blogging --- 5. Becoming Intellectual: The Blogistan and Public Political Space in the Islamic Republic --- 6. English Language/Diasporic Blogs: Articulating the Inside and the Outside --- 7. Journalism, Blogging and Citizen Journalism --- 8. The Summer of 2009
Control code
0717286223
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 211 p.
Isbn
9781845116071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. tables
Label
Blogistan : the internet and politics in Iran, Annabelle Sreberny and Gholam Khiabany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. The Internet in Iran: Development and Control --- 2. The Politics of and in Blogging --- 3. Web of Control and Censorship: State and Blogosphere in Iran --- 4. Gender, Sexuality and Blogging --- 5. Becoming Intellectual: The Blogistan and Public Political Space in the Islamic Republic --- 6. English Language/Diasporic Blogs: Articulating the Inside and the Outside --- 7. Journalism, Blogging and Citizen Journalism --- 8. The Summer of 2009
Control code
0717286223
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 211 p.
Isbn
9781845116071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. tables

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