New PDF release: Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace: The Internet, Minority

By Robert A. Saunders

ISBN-10: 0739141945

ISBN-13: 9780739141946

ISBN-10: 0739141953

ISBN-13: 9780739141953

Defying predictions that the web might finally create a global the place international locations disappeared in want of a unified 'global village,' the recent millennium has in its place noticeable a proliferation of nationalism on the net. our on-line world, an enormous electronic terrain outfitted upon interwoven congeries of information and sustained via numerous public/private communique networks, has even began to change the very cloth of nationwide id. this is often fairly precise between stateless countries, diasporic teams, and nationwide minorities, that have formed the web right into a defend back the assimilating efforts in their international locations of place of abode. As a deterritorialized medium that permits either selective intake and cheap creation of stories and data, the web has endowed a brand new iteration of technology-savvy elites with a degree of impression that might were very unlikely to acquire a decade in the past. Challenged nations-from Assyrians to Zapotecs-have used the net to rewrite historical past, interact in political activism, and reinvigorate moribund languages. This publication explores the function of the web in shaping ethnopolitics and maintaining nationwide identification between 4 diversified nationwide teams: Albanians outdoor of Albania, Russians within the 'near abroad,' Roma (Gypsies), and eu Muslims. Accompanying those case reports are briefer discussions of dozens of alternative on-line nationwide events, in addition to the ramifications of net nationalism for offline household and international politics. the writer discusses how the web presents new instruments for conserving nationwide identification and improves older concepts of nationalist resistance for minorities. Bringing jointly examine and methodologies from a number fields, Saunders fills a niche within the social technological know-how literature at the Internet's imperative position in influencing nationalism within the twenty-first century. by way of growing new areas for political discourse, replacement avenues for cultural construction, and novel technique of social association, the net is remaking what it potential to be a part of state. This insightful examine offers a glimpse of this interesting and occasionally worrying new landscape.

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