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Analysis of YouTube videos used by activists in the Uyghur nationalist movement: combining quantitative and qualitative methods

journal contribution
posted on 01.03.2011, 00:00 authored by Matteo VerganiMatteo Vergani, D Zuev
This paper explores the uses of YouTube by Uyghur nationalist movement activists and studies various ideological codes used by different communities to promote their messages. It argues that several ideological codes are produced in order to challenge the dominant ideologies promoted by the Chinese government, which create a ground for Uyghur ‘imagined solidarity’ across physical borders. Analysis of the production of audio-visual messages by the dispersed ethnic group provides an important window into how ethnic identity is forged by means of Web 2.0.

History

Journal

Journal of contemporary China

Volume

20

Issue

69

Pagination

205 - 229

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1067-0564

eISSN

1469-9400

Language

eng

Publication classification

X Not reportable; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2011, Taylor & Francis