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Ironic 'resistance' in Chinese citizen media online. / Nordin, Astrid Hanna Maria.

Citizen media and public spaces: diverse expressions of citizenship and dissent. ed. / Mona Baker; Bolette B. Blaagaard. Abingdon : Routledge, 2016. p. 172-186 (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media).

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Harvard

Nordin, AHM 2016, Ironic 'resistance' in Chinese citizen media online. in M Baker & BB Blaagaard (eds), Citizen media and public spaces: diverse expressions of citizenship and dissent. Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media, Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 172-186.

APA

Nordin, A. H. M. (2016). Ironic 'resistance' in Chinese citizen media online. In M. Baker, & B. B. Blaagaard (Eds.), Citizen media and public spaces: diverse expressions of citizenship and dissent (pp. 172-186). (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media). Routledge.

Vancouver

Nordin AHM. Ironic 'resistance' in Chinese citizen media online. In Baker M, Blaagaard BB, editors, Citizen media and public spaces: diverse expressions of citizenship and dissent. Abingdon: Routledge. 2016. p. 172-186. (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media).

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Nordin, Astrid Hanna Maria. / Ironic 'resistance' in Chinese citizen media online. Citizen media and public spaces: diverse expressions of citizenship and dissent. editor / Mona Baker ; Bolette B. Blaagaard. Abingdon : Routledge, 2016. pp. 172-186 (Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media).

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