1st Edition

Digital Transactions in Asia
Economic, Informational, and Social Exchanges





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ISBN 9780367671617
December 18, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

This book presents a comprehensive overview of transactional forms of the digital across the Asian region by addressing the platforms and infrastructures that shape the digital experience. Contributors argue that each and every encounter mediated by the digital carries with it a functional exchange, but at the same time each transaction also implies an exchange based on social relationships for the digital age. In capturing the digital revolution through case studies of economic, informational, and social exchanges from across the larger Asian region, the book offers a richly contextualized and comparative account of the pervasive nature of the digital as both a medium for action and a medium of record.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements





Chapter 1: Digital Transactions in Asia



Part 1: Platforms, Infrastructure and Regulation



Chapter 2: Zhejiang's Digital Dream



Chapter 3: Information Infrastructure and Platform Anxieties in India



Chapter 4: Recalibrating China in a Time of Platforms



Chapter 5: Demonetization: India's Year of Living Digitally



Chapter 6: Another Dimension: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property in Asia



Chapter 7: Digital Rights in Asia: Rethinking Regional and International Agendas



Part 2: Financial, Social and Cultural Transactions



Chapter 8: Embedding Digital Money Amongst Chinese Migrant Factory Workers



Chapter 9: The Digital State: A Tale of Tweets and Foods in Contemporary India



Chapter 10: ‘Skill-Makers’ in the Platform Economy: Transacting Digital Labour



Chapter 11: Self As Enterprise: Disability and Digital Entrepreneurship in China



Chapter 12: Resilient Love: Intimacy, Surveillance and (dis)Trust in Metro Manila



Chapter 13: Chinese Transcreators, Webtoons and the Korean Digital Wave



 



Chapter 14: Insurrectionary Tendencies: The Viral Fever Comedies and Indian Media



Chapter 15: Hijabers on Instagram: Visualising the Ideal Muslim Woman

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Editor(s)

Biography

Adrian Athique is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland, Australia



Emma Baulch is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Soccial Sciences, Monash University Malaysia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia