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Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Global Age

Politics, Policies, and Practices in China


Wing-Wah Law, Lynne M. Webb and Kevin B. Wright

This book examines issues of citizenship, citizenship education, and social change in China, exploring the complexity of interactions among global forces, the nation-state, local governments, schools, and individuals – including students – in selecting and identifying with elements of citizenship and citizenship education in a multileveled polity. It also provides a clear, detailed guide to studies on China, discussing the country’s responses to global challenges and social transitions for over a century – from its military defeats by foreign powers in the 1840s to its rise as a world power in the early 21st century – on its path toward reviving the nation and making a modern Chinese citizenry. Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Global Age is accessible to readers in the fields of sociology, globalization, citizenship studies, comparative education, and China’s development.
Contents: Kevin B. Wright/Lynne M. Webb: Preface – Erin M. Bryant/Jennifer Marmo/Artemio Ramirez, Jr.: A Functional Approach to Social Networking Sites – Jeffrey T. Child/Sandra Petronio: Unpacking the Paradoxes of Privacy in CMC Relationships: The Challenges of Blogging and Relational Communication on the Internet – Catalina L. Toma/Jeffrey T. Hancock: A New Twist on Love’s Labor: Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles – Deborah Ballard-Reisch/Bobby Rozzell/Lou Heldman/David Kamerer: Microchannels and CMC: Short Paths to Developing, Maintaining, and Dissolving Relationships – W. Scott Sanders/Patricia Amason: Communication Competence and Apprehension during CMC in Online and Face-to-face Relationships – Stephanie Tom Tong/Joseph B. Walther: Relational Maintenance and CMC – Andrew C. High/Denise H. Solomon: Locating Computer-Mediated Social Support Within Online Communication Environments – Kevin B. Wright/Ahlam Muhtaseb: Personal Relationships and Computer-Mediated Support Groups – Jinsuk Kim/Kathryn Dindia: Online Self-Disclosure: A Review of Research – Jeanine Warisse Turner/N. Lamar Reinsch, Jr.: Multicommunicating and Episodic Presence: Developing New Constructs for Studying New Phenomena – Paige P. Edley/Renée Houston: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Role of ICTs in Work and Family Connections – Amy Janan Johnson/Jennifer A. H. Becker: CMC and the Conceptualization of «Friendship»: How Friendships Have Changed with the Advent of New Methods of Interpersonal Communication – Katheryn C. Maguire/Stacey L. Connaughton: A Cross-Contextual Examination of Technologically Mediated Communication and Social Presence in Long-Distance Relationships – Theodore A. Avtgis/E. Phillips Polack/Sydney M. Staggers/Susan M. Wieczorek: Healthcare Provider-Recipient Interactions: Is «Online» Interaction the Next Best Thing to Being There? – Gustavo S. Mesch/Michal Frankel: Family Imbalance and Adjustment to Information and Communication Technologies – Mark L. Hans/Brittney D. Selvidge/Katie A. Tinker/Lynne M. Webb: Online Performances of Gender: Blogs, Gender-Bending, and Cybersex as Relational Exemplars – Norah E. Dunbar/Matthew Jensen: Digital Deception in Personal Relationships – Makenzie Phillips/Brian H. Spitzberg: Speculating about Spying on MySpace and Beyond: Social Network Surveillance and Obsessive Relational Intrusion – Andrew R. Schrock/Danah Boyd: Problematic Youth Interactions Online: Solicitation, Harassment, and Cyberbullying.