The internet as macau's alternative public sphere
Liu,Shih Diing1; Lou,Ivy Lai Chu2
Source PublicationMass Communication Research

This article attempts to explore the development of Macau's alternative internet communication and its articulation of critical publicity against 'official public spheres'. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research on the net's public sphere function, yet most studies in the field fail to take into account non-dialogic, aesthetic forms of political engagement such as internet jokes, spoofs and parodies that constitute a resistant identity politics from below. The paper investigates various ways in which reformminded netizens and dissident groups come to appropriate the internet for producing alternative news, performing spectacular cultural resistance and shaping civic solidarity. It argues that although Macau's online public sphere does not possess institutional decision-making power, it has been crucial for expanding the arena of public communication and shaping the struggle for recognition.

KeywordAlternative Public Sphere Cultural Resistance Internet Macau
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorLiu,Shih Diing; Lou,Ivy Lai Chu
Affiliation1.Department of CommunicationUniversity of Macau,Macao
2.Research and Technology Administration OfficeMacau University of Science and Technology,Macao
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
Corresponding Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Liu,Shih Diing,Lou,Ivy Lai Chu. The internet as macau's alternative public sphere[J]. Mass Communication Research,2010(102):253-293.
APA Liu,Shih Diing,&Lou,Ivy Lai Chu.(2010).The internet as macau's alternative public sphere.Mass Communication Research(102),253-293.
MLA Liu,Shih Diing,et al."The internet as macau's alternative public sphere".Mass Communication Research .102(2010):253-293.
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