TITLE

Gay and Lesbian Blogs in China: Rhetoric of Reversed Silence in Cyberspace

AUTHOR(S)
Yowei Kang; Yang, Kenneth C. C.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
China Media Research;Jan2009, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The emergence of blog technology has created a less oppressive rhetorical borderland where marginalized voices can be spoken and heard. In this study, we examined the characteristics of blog technology and its function as a facilitator of reversed silence rhetoric among homosexual people in China. We conducted comparative textual analyses of blog posts selected from homosexual blogs and bloggers in China to examine rhetorical features of reversed silence rhetoric on blogs. Ramifications of blog technology to facilitate the emerging rhetorical practices are discussed. discussed. [China Media Research. 2009; 5(1): 21-27]
ACCESSION #
36303162

 

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