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Blogging and citizenship: The Malaysian experience

Mohamed, Shafizan (2017) Blogging and citizenship: The Malaysian experience. Journal of Advanced Research in Social and Behavioural Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 102-114. ISSN 2462-1951

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Abstract

This study explicates the relationship between media and citizenship through the experiences of the Malaysian bloggers. The theoretical idea of Citizen’s Media explains and makes sense of this relationship. The areas of focus are: (1) the blogging experience, (2) the types of blog, and (3) representation of citizenship. A purposive sample of 30 Malaysian bloggers was interviewed during a three-months period. The study identified two types of bloggers: The Activist and the Diarist. While the two blogger categories have contrasting characteristics, they are not entirely opposites. A detailed look into the bloggers’ motivation, style, practices and rewards reveal that the experience of citizenship is very much evident in both blogging categories.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5172/59939
Uncontrolled Keywords: Citizen’s Media, citizenship, Malaysia,online ethnography, politics,participatory culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61.8 Communication of information
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM706 Social structure
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Communication
Depositing User: Dr Shafizan Mohamed
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 17:32
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 12:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59939

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