The politics of flies: mocking news in Chinese cyberspace

@article{Tang2013ThePO,
  title={The politics of flies: mocking news in Chinese cyberspace},
  author={L. Tang},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Communication},
  year={2013},
  volume={6},
  pages={482 - 496}
}
  • L. Tang
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Chinese Journal of Communication
Utilizing an illustrative case, this article examines readers' satirical comments on online news in Chinese cyberspace, revealing that using the news as a prop, netizens joke about social inequality and injustice, and parody sham and official stereotyped and hollow messages. Furthermore, by raising questions and exploring possible answers collectively, netizens unveil the absurdity of social policies and the hypocrisy, greed, and corruption of government officials. Hence, netizens' satirical… Expand
This is Not Your Mother’s Terrorism: Social Media, Online Radicalization and the Practice of Political Jamming
It is commonly recognized that social media presents vast new opportunities for terrorist groups seeking to radicalize audiences. However, few scholars have studied the actual mechanisms by whichExpand
The networked practice of online political satire in China: Between ritual and resistance
Online political satire is an important aspect of Chinese Internet culture and politics. Current scholarship focuses on its contents and views it primarily from the perspective of resistance. ByExpand
Internet Banters : Construction of Resistance and Deconstruction of Meaning
A large corpus of banters and jokes has become widespread on the Internet in contemporary China. This kind of “humor” is important to those who have been ridiculing social reality and very often theExpand
Diaosi as infrapolitics: scatological tropes, identity-making and cultural intimacy on China’s Internet
This article examines a recent bizarre phenomenon on China’s Internet – the enormous popularity of a scatological Chinese neologism called diaosi, which literally translates as ‘dick string’. SeeingExpand
Girl power in boy love: Yaoi, online female counterculture, and digital feminism in China
ABSTRACT This article employs in-depth interviews with 64 female authors of Yaoi fiction, a popular online narrative genre among young Chinese women, to examine the discursive strategies adopted inExpand
Youth and Violent Extremism*
Violent extremism on the African continent claimed the lives of over 30,000 people between 2011 and 2016, injuring countless others and displacing millions of people (Slachmuijlder, 2017). WhileExpand
"Positive Energy": Hegemonic Intervention and Online Media Discourse in China's Xi Jinping Era
This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in China: An International Journal. The published version is available online at http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/38111

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 61 REFERENCES
News Parody in Global Perspective: Politics, Power, and Resistance
As scholarly examinations of the US news parody programs The Daily Show and The Colbert Report multiply, we must recognize that American satirists claim no monopoly on the genre. Upon closerExpand
Political Culture Jamming: The Dissident Humor of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
Contemporary politicians have wholeheartedly embraced commercial branding techniques, saturating the public sphere with market tested, emotional messages designed to cultivate trust in theirExpand
The Daily Show: Discursive Integration and the Reinvention of Political Journalism
The boundaries between news and entertainment, and between public affairs and pop culture, have become difficult if not impossible to discern. At the intersection of those borders sits The Daily ShowExpand
Out of Control: Palestinian News Satire and Government Power in the Age of Social Media
This article analyzes the Palestinian sketch comedy show Watan Ala Watar, placing the groundbreaking program in the context of theories of satire, government control, and popular resistance.Expand
Consuming news in Chinese cyberspace: a case study
The Internet brings about ‘new media power’, which transforms the power dynamics associated with traditional mainstream media. This form of power has largely been associated with a (co)producerExpand
From Steamed Bun to Grass Mud Horse: E Gao as alternative political discourse on the Chinese Internet
This article examines e gao (online spoofs) as a popular form of political expression which has recently emerged on the Chinese internet. I first introduce a cultural approach to internet-mediatedExpand
Wit and Politics: An Essay on Laughter and Power1
  • H. Speier
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1998
Originally published in German in 1975, this reflective essay draws on material from a wide range of epochs and societies to analyze the uses, intricacies, and paradoxes of wit in politicalExpand
Political Expression in the Chinese Blogosphere: Below the Radar
Abstract This study examines subtle forms of political expression, including political satire and criticism of the state, in the writings of popular Chinese bloggers. It finds that the advent ofExpand
The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online
The Power of the Internet in China: Citizen Activism Online, by Guobin Yang. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. xviii + 302 pp. US$29.50/£20.50 (hardcover). In this useful and interestingExpand
Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...