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The 2008 Tibet riots : perspectives, divided group protests and divergent media narratives

Li, Chen & Montgomery, Lucy (2011) The 2008 Tibet riots : perspectives, divided group protests and divergent media narratives. In Simon, Cottle & Lester, Libby (Eds.) Transnational Protests and the Media. Peter Lang Publishing, New York, pp. 225-241.

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    Abstract

    Awareness of the power of the mass media to communicate images of protest to global audiences and, in so doing, to capture space in global media discourses is a central feature of the transnational protest movement. A number of protest movements have formed around opposition to concepts and practices that operate beyond national borders, such as neoliberal globalization or threats to the environment. However, transnational protests also involve more geographically discreet issues such as claims to national independence or greater religious or political freedom by groups within specific national contexts. Appealing to the international community for support is a familiar strategy for communities who feel that they are being discriminated against or ignored by a national government.

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    ID Code: 43762
    Item Type: Book Chapter
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    Keywords: Tibet, China, Protest, Olympics, Media strategies
    ISBN: 9781433109850
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLITICAL SCIENCE (160600) > Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Peter Lang Publishing
    Deposited On: 03 Aug 2011 09:19
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2011 13:19

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