Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies

1st Edition

Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra, Jane Vincent

Routledge
Published September 20, 2013
Reference - 272 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415719711 - CAT# Y156385
Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

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Summary

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies – a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies – the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

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