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Inclusion, Participation and the Emergence of British Chinese Websites

Parker, David; Song, Miri

Authors

David Parker

Miri Song

Abstract

Previous work has drawn attention to the relative absence of British Chinese voices in
public culture. No one is more aware of this invisibility than British-born Chinese people
themselves. Since 2000 the emergence of Internet discussion sites produced by British
Chinese young people has provided an important forum for many of them to grapple
with questions concerning their identities, experiences and status in Britain. In this paper
we explore the ways in which Internet usage by British-born Chinese people has
facilitated forms of self-expression, collective identity production and social and political
action. This examination of British Chinese websites raises important questions about
inclusion and exclusion, citizenship, participation and the development of a sense of
belonging in Britain, issues which are usually overlooked in relation to a group which
appears to be well integrated and successful in higher education.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Print ISSN 1369-183X
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 7
Institution Citation Parker, D., & Song, M. Inclusion, Participation and the Emergence of British Chinese Websites. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 33(7),
Keywords Inclusion, Participation, British Chinese, Websites
Publisher URL http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/1369183X.asp
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