[Air-l] national identity and the Net

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Apr 16 09:09:37 PDT 2003

Re mediation of National identity on the Net, this is in someways
trans-national, but Ananda Mitra has done good work on the e-disapora and
has a forthcoming summary article in the Encyclopedia of Community, and
Don Slater's book on Trinidadians overseas links is expressly on this
There are huge opportunities to look at how websites, discussion lists,
etc help organize both diasporic and within-country identity and information.
I think that these sources mean that more is known informally in Toronto
(the most multiethnic city in the world) about the rest of the world than
the formal media knows.

  Barry Wellman        Professor of Sociology       NetLab Director
  wellman at chass.utoronto.ca   http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman

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