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Nation as Network : Diaspora, Cyberspace, and Citizenship

By: Bernal, Victoria.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (208 p.).ISBN: 9780226144955.Subject(s): Cyberspace -- Social aspects | Eritrea -- Emigration and immigration | Eritreans -- Political activity | Internet and activism | Internet and immigrantsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Nation as Network : Diaspora, Cyberspace, and CitizenshipDDC classification: 305.892/89 LOC classification: DT397.3.B475 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Nations, Migration, and the World Wide Web of Politics""; ""Chapter 1. Infopolitics and Sacrificial Citizenship: Sovereignty in Spaces Beyond the Nation""; ""Chapter 2. Diasporic Citizenship and the Public Sphere: Creating National Space Online""; ""Chapter 3. The Mouse that Roars: Websites as an Offshore Platform for Civil Society""; ""Chapter 4. Mourning Becomes Electronic: Representing the Nation in a Virtual War Memorial""; ""Chapter 5. Sex, Lies, and Cyberspace: Political Participation and the ""Woman Question""""; ""Conclusion""
""References""""Index""
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""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Nations, Migration, and the World Wide Web of Politics""; ""Chapter 1. Infopolitics and Sacrificial Citizenship: Sovereignty in Spaces Beyond the Nation""; ""Chapter 2. Diasporic Citizenship and the Public Sphere: Creating National Space Online""; ""Chapter 3. The Mouse that Roars: Websites as an Offshore Platform for Civil Society""; ""Chapter 4. Mourning Becomes Electronic: Representing the Nation in a Virtual War Memorial""; ""Chapter 5. Sex, Lies, and Cyberspace: Political Participation and the ""Woman Question""""; ""Conclusion""

""References""""Index""

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In her ethnographic study of Eritrean diaspora politics, anthropologist Bernal (Univ. of California, Irvine) makes valuable contributions to current scholarship in communication technology and diaspora politics as they jointly create a new definition of citizenship in the emerging reality of globalism. Diasporic engagements in national and international relations take many forms as they rapidly evolve with periodic saltations enabled by new media technologies. In the 1980s, for example, satellite television spurred politically integrated ethnic communities to influence US policy during the European conflicts and political realignments of the era. In contrast, when the diaspora takes the form of a small marginal community in its receiving nation and retains a primary, dissident focus on the politics of the nation of origin and when the origin nation (Eritrea, in this case) is a repressive tyranny, new media that allow mass participation in both production and reception of messages can perform the role of a free press in otherwise controlled political discourse. From the relative safety of extraterritoriality, ideological citizens wield the power of ideas. Citizenship, though still tied powerfully to legal relations between state and individual, is becoming at another level a process distributed in time and space. Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries. --Andrew Arno, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

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