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It would be smart to discuss this on telegram’: China’s digital territorialization project and its spatial effects on contentious politics

Morris, Carwyn (2023) It would be smart to discuss this on telegram’: China’s digital territorialization project and its spatial effects on contentious politics. Territory, Politics, Governance, 11 (6). 1081 - 1099. ISSN 2162-2671

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Identification Number: 10.1080/21622671.2023.2183894

Abstract

Despite extensive literature examining digital activism, there is limited geographical research exploring the spatialities of digitally centred contentious politics. This article makes use of recent literature examining territory, terrain, sovereignty and digital territorialization projects to produce a conceptual framework that can make sense of the complex geographies of digital activism in contemporary China. It then uses this conceptual framework to analyse the spatial effects of digital territorialization projects and the development of digital sovereignty on those practising contentious politics in China. To do this, it uses the case study of #BeijingSurgery#, a Beijing-centred hashtag and instant messaging project attempting to contest narratives around the eviction of migrants from Beijing in 2017.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rtep20
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s).
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2023 11:57
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2023 09:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118678

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