[Air-L] Migrants and their use of Online Technology.
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Sat Nov 14 15:05:02 PST 2009
There's also a growing body from an anthropological perspective but I've
been out of touch for a few years and this is such a fast-moving field. I
did my Masters research with Mexican labour migrants to the US a few years
ago and there wasn't a lot at the time. However some of the early research
is interesting and could provide some insight.
Benítez, José Luis. 2006. "Transnational Dimensions of the Digital Divide
among Salvadoran Immigrants in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area," *Global
Gong, Wen, Zhan G. Li, & Rodney L. Stump. 2007. "Global Internet Use and
Access: Cultural Considerations," *Asia** Pacific Journal of Marketing and
Green, Sarah, Penny Harvey, & Hannah Knox. 2005. "Scales of Place and
Networks: An Ethnography of the Imperative to Connect through Information
and Communications Technologies," *Current Anthropology *46(5):805-826.
Panagakos, Anastasia N. & Heather A. Horst. 2006. "Return to Cyberia:
Technology and the Social Worlds of Transnational Migrants," *Global
Networks *6(2):109-124. (written as an ode to, and update on, Escobar,
Arturo. 1994. "Welcome to Cyberia: Notes on the Anthropology of Cyberspace,"
*Current Anthropology *35(3):211-231.)
Wilding, Raelene. 2006. "‘Virtual’ Intimacies? Families Communicating across
Transnational contexts," *Global Networks *6(2):125-142.
Also, here are a couple of books that are interesting and could prove
useful. The book by Lynn Stephen has a great chapter dealing with local and
diaspora websites and touches on social media such as online message boards.
Very relevant for research on migrants.
Karim, Karim H. 2003. *The Media of Diaspora*. London and New York:
Stephen, Lynn. 2007. *Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in **Mexico**,
**California**, and **Oregon*. Durham, NC: Duke University Press
I’d love to hear more about your research! Feel free to contact me off-list.
Quoting EWB ICT4D Programs <ewb.ict4d at gmail.com>:
Dear List Participants,
>> This is a query to determine if you are aware of research studies that
>> investigate the how's and why's of the migrant and / or diaspora usage
>> of online technologies and social media (facebook, discussion lists,
>> twitter, etc.,) ?
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Sriram Reddy
>> PhD Candidate,
>> Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
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