Domestiquer La Visibilité. L’Internet Chinois Entre Travail Et Praxis (Domesticating Visibility. The Chinese Internet between Labor and Praxis)

Allan, BAHROUN, Domesticating Visibility. The Chinese Internet between Labor and Praxis, ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, Vol. 9, No 2(18), 2016.

16 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2017

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Bahroun Allan

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Date Written: December 23, 2016

Abstract

French Abstract: Moins nous nous efforçons de penser les propriétés techniques et sémiotiques des médias dits sociaux, plus nous restons dupes de leur agissements politiques. Les métamorphoses médiatiques rapides et profondes que la Chine a connues doivent nous interroger sur la manière dont les « nouveaux médias » suscitent un changement des lieux et des formes du pouvoir. L’article donne à voir certaines des trajectoires économiques et théoriques de ce que l’on nomme « l’internet chinois ». Cette histoire est animée par des stratégies qui cherchent à former, à contraindre et à s’approprier la visibilité. C’est pourquoi, l’auteur emploie la notion de médias informatisés et invoque la pensée de la visibilité d’Hannah Arendt afin de décrire ce qui s’apparente en Chine à un nouveau capitalisme médiatique globalisé.

English Abstract: The less we question the technical and semiotic properties of the so-called social media, the more oblivious we remain to their political agency. The media transformations, which occurred in China at incredible speed and depth, must lead us to question the ways in which ‘new media’ affect the sites and forms of power. This article offers a reading into the economic and theoretical dynamics of what is commonly referred to as the ‘Chinese Internet’. Its history is marked by strategic attempts to shape, constrain and leverage social visibility. Thus, the author uses the notion of computerized media and invokes Hannah Arendt’s conception of visibility to describe what appears in China to be a new form of globalized media capitalism.

Note: Downloadable document is available in French.

Keywords: visibility, computerized media, praxis, Chinese Internet, everyday

Suggested Citation

Allan, Bahroun, Domestiquer La Visibilité. L’Internet Chinois Entre Travail Et Praxis (Domesticating Visibility. The Chinese Internet between Labor and Praxis) (December 23, 2016). Allan, BAHROUN, Domesticating Visibility. The Chinese Internet between Labor and Praxis, ESSACHESS - Journal for Communication Studies, Vol. 9, No 2(18), 2016., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2898358

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