La carte du sang de l'immobilier chinois, un cas de cyber-activisme

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to explore new forms of social mobilization in urban areas that use the Internet technologies. The development of online social networks offers new possibilities of expression and protest. Web 2.0 is transformed into a digital public space complementary to the traditional physical public space especially when this one is particularly controlled. The Chinese bloody map of real estate is particularly representative of these changes. Published in October 2010, this map uses cooperative knowledge of Internet users to list real estate developments that led to physical violence. These can range from simple protest repression to self-immolation. The checked version of the map shows 85 events and the open version 199 cases. The diffusion of the news of this map in the Chinese and international medias helped to put this social issue on the international political agenda related to urban development and real estate in China.
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Nicolas Douay, Marta Severo, Timothée Giraud. La carte du sang de l'immobilier chinois, un cas de cyber-activisme. L'Information géographique, Armand Colin, 2012, 76 (mars 2012), pp.74-88. ⟨hal-00676303⟩



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