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[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 73 views]
[Lim’s lecture] Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong

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On November 6th, 2014, I delivered the Canada Research Chair public inaugural lecture entitled: “Roots, Routes & Routers: Social Media and Urban Activism from the Arab Spring to Hong Kong”.
I managed to merge the actual recording of my lecture and the slideshow I prepared for and had shown during the lecture. So, here it is (the prezi is accessible through this link, but it’s also embedded below). Click “start prezi” button and then click the  button on the left corner to listen to the audio.
Unlike this light 10 minutes speech of …

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[1 Nov 2014 | 4 Comments | 69 views]
[Lim’s 10-min-speech] A traveling professor

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Sometime ago, my university’s Vice Provost asked me to deliver a speech at the Passion for Research luncheon — an annual luncheon to celebrate excellence in research. Without thinking too much I said yes. 

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[20 Jan 2014 | One Comment | 170 views]
[Publication] Seeing Spatially: People, Networks and Movements in Digital and Urban Spaces

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A special issue on “Insurgencies, social media and the public city in Asia” (January 2014) from the International Development Planning Review is just out. It features six fascinating articles from Douglass (on insurgencies & public city in East and Southeast Asia), Padawangi (on Jakarta’s grassroot movement), Pandi (on Hindraf movement), Weiss (on new media activism in Southeast Asia), Zhang & Nyiri (on ‘walled’ activism in China), and myself (on theorization/conceptualization of online-offline spaces in social movement); with an intro from Douglass, Padawangi, & Marolt.
http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/nm6625537411/?p=2ee7a80424bc41f497b8b4a80cce66f0&pi=0

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[17 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 387 views]
[Lim’s publication] Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising

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Please find below the newly published article on the 2010-2011 Tunisian uprising.
http://JOU.sagepub.com/content/14/7/921

Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising

by Merlyna Lim, Arizona State University
cited as:  Lim, M. (2013)  Framing Bouazizi: ‘White lies’, hybrid network, and collective/connective action in the 2010–11 Tunisian uprising, Journalism: Theory, Praxis, and Criticism,  14(7): 921-941, doi:10.1177/1464884913478359
Abstract
By delving into the detailed account of the Tunisian uprising, this article offers an explanation that sets the 2010 uprising apart from its precursors. The 2010 uprising was successful because activists successfully managed to bridge geographical and class …

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[1 May 2013 | 4 Comments | 842 views]
[Publication] The Internet and Everyday Life in Indonesia: A New Moral Panic?

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Lim, M. (2013). The Internet and Everyday Life in Indonesia: A New Moral Panic?. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-en Vollenkunde, 169, 133-147. [PDF]

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[11 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | 581 views]
[Lim’s publication] Many Clicks but Little Sticks: Social Media Activism in Indonesia

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I would like to share my newly published article:
Lim, M. 2013, Many Clicks but Little Sticks: Social Media Activism in Indonesia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI:10.1080/00472336.2013.769386
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2013.769386
Drawing on empirical cases from Indonesia, this article offers a critical approach to the promise of social media activism by analysing the complexity and dynamics of the relationship between social media and its users. Rather than viewing social media activism as the harbinger of social change or dismissing it as mere “slacktivism,” the article provides a more nuanced argument by identifying the …

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[8 Nov 2012 | 8 Comments | 174 views]
Celebration of Diversity and Multiculturalism

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‎”What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great” (Obama, 7 Nov 2012).
Beyond the election itself, echoing Howard Fineman, I agree that today’s result “signaled …

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[23 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 705 views]
[Publication] Life Is Local in the Imagined Global Community

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“… In grappling with multiple identities and multiple realities, the reality of everyday life is experienced as reality par excellence.  Micro narratives that are closer to the everyday life experience are embraced more openly, resulting in the plurality of voices, allowing for differences, nuances, and even counter-hegemonic voices. The closer to home the issue resonates, the more conversations take place. Life is local, even in the global blogosphere.”

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[23 Jul 2012 | 9 Comments | 2,370 views]
Social Media & Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012

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Salah satu hal yang ‘meramaikan’ Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012 adalah penggunaan social media. Sejalan dengan penelitian saya tentang aspek sosial (termasuk politik dan budaya) media baru & digital, saya bagikan data awal dari penelitian Social Media & Pilkada DKI Jakarta 2012 di slide di bawah ini.
The Jakarta’s governor election (Pilkada DKI Jakarta) in 2012 is different for some distinctive reasons and deserve our (my attention). Inline with my research interests, I have been doing research on social media and this Pilkada. Below is the slideshow of my preliminary data.