Digital diasporas: accounting for the role of family talk in transnational social spaces

Moreno-Esparza, Gabriel (2019) Digital diasporas: accounting for the role of family talk in transnational social spaces. In: The Handbook of Diasporas, Media, and Culture. Global Handbooks in Media and Communication Research Series (5). Wiley-Blackwell, London, pp. 415-428. ISBN 9781119236702, 9781119236771

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Focusing on the subjects of conversation between members of Mexican families in Mexico and the United States, this chapter explores the communication of diasporic families using a variety of information and communication technologies (ICTs), thereby calling for their inclusion in the study of digital diasporas (DDs). It argues that the talk of diasporic families puts into perspective a range of activities such as travel and remittance‐sending in ways that contribute to an understanding of how connectivity across borders breeds transnational social spaces (TSSs). Such an approach goes beyond the typical attention to the maintenance of affective relationships and the tendency of studies to emphasize either homeland or hostland orientations of DDs, whilst offering a method toward the fruitful combination of DDs and transnational studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital diasporas, diasporic families, transnational social spaces, transnationalism, Information and communication technologies, travel, remittances, Mexico's war on drugs
Subjects: P300 Media studies
P900 Others in Mass Communications and Documentation
T900 Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Dr Gabriel Moreno-Esparza
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 14:51

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