Visualizing Simultaneity in Diasporic Public Spheres: The Case of the Mexican Diaspora in the U.S.

Moreno-Esparza, Gabriel and Martinez Tellez, Rosa Angelica (2017) Visualizing Simultaneity in Diasporic Public Spheres: The Case of the Mexican Diaspora in the U.S. Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, 11. pp. 23-40. ISSN 2049-2340

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Abstract

This article argues that explorations of interactive spaces afforded by digital news media provide a dynamic platform to visualize the prospects for the political participation of diasporas in their countries of origin and residence. In this case, a breakdown of the
frequency of comments across a variety of news sections about Mexico and the U.S. in Univision.com uncovered a lively range of interactions between news forum participants, signalling simultaneous interest in on-going events and processes in the two countries. The dual national orientations highlighted by these findings ‘touch base’ with the body of literature about media and migration, which has in recent times recognised the
interconnectedness of immigrants-sending and receiving societies, whilst offering a more refined conceptualization of the concept of simultaneity in regard to diasporic public spheres.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: simultaneity, diasporic public spheres, digital diasporas, political participation, online news forums
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
P300 Media studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
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Depositing User: Gabriel Moreno-Esparza
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 10:31
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31406

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