Tin-Yuet Ting

Tin-Yuet Ting
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · Department of Applied Social Sciences

PhD in Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Introduction
Tin-Yuet Ting's research lies at the intersections of mobile social media, participatory digital culture, and urban-spatial politics. His major projects examine the emergence of digitally enabled activism and networked publics in contemporary urban settings. His recent research also investigates the micro-politics of vlogging and digital entertainment by analyzing the unequal pathways towards social influence and entrepreneurship, particularly in times of uncertainty.

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Publications (15)
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Recent protest movements worldwide have painted a picture of youth striving in times of crisis to secure self-determination and justice for more democratic futures. While traditional theory of collective behaviour has viewed youth activism as the result of structural strains or collapse of order, recent studies have focused attention upon the role...
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This article shifts attention from elite actors’ Internet uses to self-joining citizens’ everyday networked activism at the grassroots. Stepping beyond conventional technocentric accounts, it expands on contemporary practice theory to examine the role of digital media in recent movement protests, focusing on their embeddedness and (re)productivenes...
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In recent months, masses of Hong Kong citizens have taken part in a remarkable wave of protests, known as the Water Revolution. Ignited by the Hong Kong government’s attempt to pass a bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China, and later in response to police brutality and rights abuses, hundreds of thousands of protestors abruptly...
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Using digital ethnography to examine the daily mobile (micro)blogging (moblogging) practices of local residents as they confronted a wave of inbound shopping tourists in pre-Covid-19 pandemic Hong Kong, this article explores how the latest mode of mundane citizenship emerges from the communicative mobility of urban dwellers equipped with mobile pho...
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Although heterotopia has been widely studied as relating to the marginal or subliminal sites of the city, the ubiquity of social media and mobile technology has facilitated the development of transient forms of heterotopia in support of large-scale urban movements. Using the case of Hong Kong’s networked mall protests, this article examines acts of...
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This chapter examines the emergence of urban contention against inbound tourist shoppers in the Chinese global city of Hong Kong. Drawing on netnography of citizens’ digitally enabled activities and qualitative analysis of news coverage, this chapter discusses how the local residents self-mobilised on the internet and engaged in a series of content...
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Drawing on the Hong Kong case of Occupy Headquarters between 30 August and 8 September 2012, this chapter examines how public support was engendered through the movement’s social media activities. It aims to enhance our understanding of how various forms of public engagement manifested in the current networked environments in response to the studen...
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New middle class tourists, especially those consumption-driven, urban dwellers from emerging economies, have acquired a taste for shopping tourism and quickly become the majority of the inbound visitors who bring business niches to the post-industrial, host societies. In this trend, scant scholarly attention has been paid to the corresponding react...
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This case study examines the utility of critical ethnography in a research project aimed at understanding the rise of networked activism among new-media savvy citizens in the context of Hong Kong. It offers a critical assessment of both the strengths and concerns in applying critical ethnography to the study of contentious-political engagement in t...
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In recent years, many protest movements around the globe have involved substantial interplays between emerging digital media activism and more conventional street protests. This chapter provides a thematic analysis explicating how recent protest movements have been framed in relation to new media uses, and the ways in which the Internet is said to...
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The popularity of social networking sites bears witness to thriving movement protests worldwide. The development of new hardware technologies such as mobile devices and digital cameras, in particular, has fast enhanced visual communications among users that help document and broadcast contemporary social movements. Using social media with these tec...
Conference Paper
This paper examines how Scholarism, a SMO found by a group of secondary school students, appropriated social and digital media for a ten-day occupation protest against the “Moral and National Education” curriculum, imposed by the Education Bureau in Hong Kong. Drawing on research that recognizes the more scalable organizational forms and communicat...
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To illustrate the impacts of globalization on international mass communication, this paper brings together both a theoretical analysis on the impacts of cultural globalization penetrating media content and a case study of German media in covering China. It aims to empirically examine to what extent and in what ways cultural globalization exercises...

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