Ethnopolitics in Cyberspace examines the central role of the Internet in shaping national identity among stateless nations and national minorities in the twenty-first century. By creating new spaces for political discourse, alternative avenues for cultural production, and novel means of social organization, the author argues that the Web is remaking what it means to be part of nation.
Robert A. Saunders is assistant professor in the Department of History, Economics, and Politics at the Farmingdale State College, SUNY.
1 Acknowledgements 2 Introduction: Turning the Tables on Procrustes Part 3 Part I: The Color and Shape of a Cyberspatial World Chapter 4 Chapter 1: From Bibles to Bollywood: Mass Media, Identity, and the State Chapter 5 Chapter 2: Media Unbound: The Internet, Cyberspace, and Nationalism on the Web Chapter 6 Chapter 3: New World (Dis)Orders: National Identity and Ethnic Poli-tics in the Global Era Part 7 Part II: Homo-Cybericus-Genus & Species Chapter 8 Chapter 4: Electronic Irredentists: Albanians Seeking Unity in Digital Space and Virtual Places Chapter 9 Chapter 5: Post-Imperial Digerati: Near Abroad Russians Transcending Local Barriers via Global Technologies Chapter 10 Chapter 6: Cybernetic Vanguard: The Roma's Use of the Web to Protect a Minority under Siege Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Virtual Prophets: Ummahists and the Construction of a New Imagined Community 12 Afterword: Towards a Cybernational Future? 13 Bibliography 14 About the Author