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Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... What would it take to build an Internet café in a remote West African village without electricity and running water? Two Duke students set their minds to achieving that goal in summer 2012; this essay recounts the trials and tribulations of their endeavor. They began with a website to raise the...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... and the freedom from familial obligation that comes with living far from home. What would it take to build an Internet café in a remote West African village without electricity and running water? Two Duke students set their minds to achieving that goal in summer 2012; this essay recounts the...
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009337-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0933-7
... of power and control. 23 The diagram at the far right in the model represents a distributed network and is used to explain how the internet works, distributing power into small, autonomous enclaves. 24 Counterpublic and network scholarship share attention to enclaves and the tactical advantages...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... coastal merchants from trading with foreigners (Ryuku Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia), in favor of the state- organized tributary trade (M. Yang 2019a; Z. Zhao 2005). In recent years, there have been calls on the internet for the state to reduce its steep taxes, government fees, and sur...
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012931-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1293-1
... and Pich traffic in urban- rural tropes: idyllic countryside themes; citywide threats. For example, Pich s work addresses the twin trau- mas of Khmer history and development, particularly displacement from Boeung Kak, a lakeside community now filled in with sand. Likewise, Phan s translations of...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012177-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1217-7
... ect enabled them to do so. In some ways an of- line precursor of the internet and the wikinomics model of social knowledge that networked technologies would soon culti- vate, the public bookcases gave people a chance to build a community with their own resources.2 Because they were located physically...
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021261-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2126-1
... posted a review of Ong Bak on the Internet Movie Database: This has been the action/fighting movie I ve wanted to see all my life. real fighting 2.5 Tony Jaa runs up a wall and flips over his opponent in The Protector. 2.6 Tony Jaa kicks a man positioned in a flying helicopter in The Protector. 76...
Published: 15 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002666-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0266-6
... music. tv screens flickered from living rooms where electricity worked. The city was awash in cell phones, but until 2012, my third and last visit, it remained impossible to find an internet café and connect to the World Wide Web. Isolation and the plight of transportation provided endless topics of...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012641-030
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1264-1
... migratory tide an impossible task but to make life more palatable for those who remain behind. The centerpiece of our efforts was the installation of a solar- powered internet café in the village of Farendé. Two students designed a website to announce the proj ect and raise funds to purchase laptops and...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7402-2
... expression of sexual identity in contemporary China. In this chapter, I use the 1999 Internet novella Huizi to examine a related set of issues of intimacy, self-expression, community formation, and sexual identity. Published under the pseudonym Xiaohe, Huizi depicts the relationship between two boys as...
Published: 30 October 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1265-8
... spaces can only be occupied in alter- nation. alemani What did Michael represent for you? o graDy After he died, in an obsessive search for the source of my own tears, I plunged into the internet for months and emerged stunned. We d all known that Michael was a talent like no other. But the demonization...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... well- reasoned, on the Chinese internet and blogosphere, dismissing it as too hardline and Leftist (Cao G. 2011; Huangcheng 2015; Yu K. 2011).2 De- spite an official media ban on the term, a few online discussion groups on this topic were still hanging on in 2019 on social networking website Douban...
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By Micha Rahder
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007524-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0752-4
... shifts moving faster in people s perceptions of necessity than in their actual access to certain items (like the internet). Factors that did not affect the overall statistics were most impor tant to Julián: he was happy to see more houses where only adults worked, not their children, which he connected...
Published: 26 June 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007340-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0734-0
... learning digital technologies and beginning to exploit opportunities provided by the internet; as recently as the mid-2000s, by contrast, film photography and A Poetics of Relation 15 traditional black-and-white printing techniques were still primarily being taught and used. Indeed, film photography may...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
... controller. From then on, I played ev- erything that I could get my hands on: mostly rom hacks and rpg Maker stuff that got passed around the internet. When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense that I grew up to make games. Once I got a bit older, I started playing guitar and got into metal cul- ture...
Book Chapter

By Saiba Varma
Published: 02 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012511-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1251-1
... his late fifties, who had a karakuri (a cap made from the skin of a lamb reared in the mountains of Karakoram) [signifying a humble and rural person] on his head and had a grey but trimmed beard. The [soldier] slapped him hard, yelled and swore at him. The shaky victim passed out and fell down...
Published: 08 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007449-67
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0744-9
... would eventually take with her to Jamaica. Obviously, this history stayed with her, as it was ultimately the reason I was able to finally track her down. At a meeting of the Anglo- German Family History Society that was held on 14 December 2013, an Internet notice reported, Katrin gave a presenta- tion...
Published: 11 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009313-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0931-3
... for internet material that mentioned Mago, even in passing.26 The motifs of Mago, as Nami Lee explains, are also found in the Jeju Island legend of Son- moon- dae- halmang, a Mago- like god- dess.27 In making this connection, Dohee Lee muses that you can realize . . . how much one figure as a[n...
Published: 15 May 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009245-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0924-5
... as the Chinese one and that the festival also took place at the same time of year, in mid- April to early May, was enough to raise nationalistic hackles in China. In the internet age, popu lar online outrage exerted great pressure on the Chinese government to pay more attention to China s own...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-141
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...- echelon eth- nomusicology. Mark Slobin s Subcultural Sounds contrasted transnational su- perculture with continent- shrinking (soon, internet) interculture. Charles Keil and Steven Feld s Music Grooves staged a cross- generational conversation. Veit Erlman s Music, Modernity, and the Global...