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Selling the cryptosphere in China

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China, one of the world’s most clandestine states, is currently engaged in moves to make state secrecy a matter of public policy, even inaugurating a ‘National Security Education Day’ in 2016. This article explores some recent campaigns about spy-catching to show how the state is using crowdsourcing, content marketing, and prosumerist gambits to sell an emergent social space of civic duty that I term the cryptosphere. Inciting civic participation is a particularly deft tool for propaganda wor...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/09502386.2019.1671470

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6305-1417
Publisher:
Routledge
Journal:
Cultural Studies More from this journal
Volume:
34
Issue:
4
Pages:
625-655
Publication date:
2019-10-04
Acceptance date:
2019-09-19
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EISSN:
1466-4348
ISSN:
0950-2386
Language:
English
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pubs:1058982
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uuid:cb98dc13-e403-4471-85ed-dfef15013cbc
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pubs:1058982
Source identifiers:
1058982
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2019-09-30

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