State-steered smartmentality in Chinese smart urbanism

Zhang, O., Bates, J. and Abbott, P. (2022) State-steered smartmentality in Chinese smart urbanism. Urban Studies, 59 (14). pp. 2933-2950. ISSN 0042-0980



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Keywords: Chinese cities; citizenship; governmentality; smart city; smartmentality; smart urbanism
  • Accepted: 7 November 2021
  • Published (online): 8 February 2022
  • Published: November 2022
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 08:21
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2023 16:11
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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