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Gathering in a cyber world: internet use of Chinese disabled people and the emergence of disability constituencies

Qu, Yuanyuan and Watson, Nicholas (2019) Gathering in a cyber world: internet use of Chinese disabled people and the emergence of disability constituencies. Disability and Society, 34 (7-8). pp. 1062-1081. ISSN 0968-7599

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1602508

Abstract

This article examines how Chinese disabled people use the internet to create active constituencies and the potential for this to afford the opportunity for a new form of activism. Based on a content analysis of China’s two largest disability online forums, the article documents disabled people’s online activities. These include the description of everyday activities, the build-up of social relations, and organisation and mobilisation for changes. The analysis suggests the emergence of new disability constituencies. This, the article argues, is starting to reshape dis-ability politics and develop new disability activism.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdso20/current
Additional Information: © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 06:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/100447

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