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Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran

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Description for Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran Paperback. The protests unleashed by Iran's disputed presidential election in June 2009 brought the Islamic Republic's vigorous cyber culture to the world's attention. This title offers both a reading of Iranian politics and a conceptual framework for understanding the politics of the internet, with implications for the wider Middle East, China and beyond. Num Pages: 232 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables. BIC Classification: 1FBN; JFD; JP; UBJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 17. Weight in Grams: 306.
The protests unleashed by Iran's disputed presidential election in June 2009 brought the Islamic Republic's vigorous cyber culture to the world's attention. Iran has an estimated 700,000 bloggers, and new media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were thought to have played a key role in spreading news of the protests. The internet is often celebrated as an agent of social change in countries like Iran, but most literature on the subject has struggled to grasp what this new phenomenon actually means. How is it different from print culture[unk] Is it really a new public sphere[unk] Will the Iranian blogosphere ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages
232
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
Number of Pages
232
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781845116071
SKU
V9781845116071
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About Annabelle Sreberny
Annabelle Sreberny is Professor of Global Media and Communications and Director of the Centre for Media and Film Studies at SOAS, University of London. Gholam Khiabany is Reader in International Communications in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University.

Reviews for Blogistan: The Internet and Politics in Iran
'Judicious, informed, sympathetic... announces a whole new generation of scholarship in the field' - Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University; 'A remarkable study' - Toby Miller, University of California Riverside; 'Essential reading' - Faye Ginsburg, Director, Centre of Media, Culture and History, New York University

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