ISSN 1016-1007 GPN2005600032
頁數:101﹣145 適地性媒介研究與城市特質探討: 以移居香港的中國大陸居民之地方經驗為例 Locative Media Studies and City Identity: An Investigation of Mainland Chinese Immigrants’ Local Experiences in Hong Kong
Lin Jin
locative media, media geography, media practice, urban studies
Locative media in the digital age has become a hot topic in both mass media and communication studies. Contemporary academic research on locative media comes from diverse theoretical tributaries: place representation, individuals’ everyday practice, and political economy. This paper thus focuses on individuals’ use of locative media in their daily life. Although locative media studies can be regarded as a relatively mature field, few articles have discussed its current status and potential problems. By reviewing the existing literature, we aim to analyze the objectives and subjects of these articles, reconsider limitations, and propose potential dimensions with specific cases for future research. First, this paper defines locative media as media of communication that are functionally bound to a location, examining three developments necessary for contemporary locative media: location awareness, geoweb, and smartphones. Second, we summarize the latest findings in locative media studies into five themes: sociality, self-presentation, space, place, and mobility. The current research mainly discusses how the everyday use of locative media creates new types of interpersonal relationships and identity, how it changes the relationship between people and space/place, and how it shapes different kinds of mobility. However, these articles overlook the context of media practice. The ways that individuals use their locative media in different cities should vary and are certainly worth an in-depth study. Therefore, this paper focuses on one typical city, Hong Kong, and analyzes Mainland Chinese immigrants’ place-making based on the idea of city identity so as to help expand the research direction on locative media.
2020/ 秋