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ICT in a rural boarding school

A selective review of Mette Halskov Hansen’s Educating the Chinese individual: life in a rural boarding school (2015), University of Washington Press During fieldwork in a rural boarding school between 2008 and 2012 Mette Halskov Hansen observed that “it was mobile phone use among [students that symbolized intensified modernization of the rural boarding school, the students’ growing demand for individual … Continue reading

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Book review: Defending Rights in China

I recently made a review of Jonathan Benney’s book DEFENDING RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA New York: Routledge, 2013, in the journal Pacific Affairs. The book shows that the rapid diffusion and adoption of the concept of weiquan 维权 (rights defence) in no small part was due to and accompanied with the diffusion and growth of the Internet in China. Despite … Continue reading

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Book review: Cyberanthropology

Knorr, Alexander. 2011. Cyberanthropology. Wuppertal: Peter Hammer Verlag, 188pp. German language. Cyberanthropology by Alexander Knorr, an anthropologist from München University, is a pleasant-to-read book. It contains a detailed definition of the different components that form the field ‘cyberanthropology’, shows the interconnection between the literary genre ‘cyberpunk’, gaming, and people’s subconscious everyday involvement with cyberpunk, and provides an example of what … Continue reading

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