[Air-L] New Publication: Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Globla Societies

J.Vincent at surrey.ac.uk J.Vincent at surrey.ac.uk
Fri May 11 15:31:42 PDT 2012

Some members of this list are contributors to a new Routledge volume selected for their Research in Information Technology and Society series. It is peer reviewed and contains exciting and topical new work discussing the role of new media in the lives of migrants. Journal articles are currently proposed to continue discussion of the themes in this volume and if you are interested in contributing a review do get in touch.
Jane Vincent PhD FRSA
Visiting Fellow
Digital World Research Centre
Department of Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
University of Surrey
Stag Hill
Surrey GU2 7XH
mailto: j.vincent at surrey.ac.uk<mailto:j.vincent at surrey.ac.uk>

Migration, Diaspora and Information Technology in Global Societies
Edited by Leopoldina Fortunati<http://www.routledge.com/books/search/author/leopoldina_fortunati/>, Raul Pertierra<http://www.routledge.com/books/search/author/raul_pertierra/>, Jane Vincent<http://www.routledge.com/books/search/author/jane_vincent/>
Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society<http://www.routledge.com/books/series/SE0448/>
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.

Preface: Mediating a Restless World Daniel Miller.
Introduction: Migrations and Diasporas: Making Their World Elsewhere Leopoldina Fortunati, Raul Pertierra and Jane Vincent
Theme 1: Conceptual Perspectives of Migrants in Post-Modern Societies
1. New Media, Migrations and Culture: From Multi to Interculture Giuseppe Mantovani
2. From English to New Englishes: Language Migration Towards New Paradigms Maria Bortoluzzi
3. Frame Setting of Contestable Categories: The Construction of Multiracial Identity in the Mass Media Alice Robbin
Theme 2: Gender and Generation Intertwining with Migrations
4. Grandmothers, Girlfriends and Big Men: The Gendered Geographies of Jamaican Transnational Communication Heather Horst
5. Mobiles, Men and Migration: Mobile Communication and Everyday Multiculturalism in Australia Clifton Evers and Gerard Goggin
6. Australian Migrant Children: ICT Use and the Construction of Future Lives Lelia Green and Nahid Kabir
Theme 3: Looking at the Migrations and Diasporas Through the Lens of the New Media
7. Diasporas, the New Media and the Globalized Homeland Raul Pertierra
8. Make Yourself at Home in www.ciberville.com: Meanings of Proximity and Togetherness in the Era of "Broadband Society" Heike Mónika Greschke
9. The Bulgarian-Language Media Diaspora Polina Stoyanova and Lilia Raycheva
Theme 4: Religion, Mobility and Social Policies: How Migrants’ Use of the New Media Is Shaping Society
10. "God is Technology": Mediating the Sacred in the Congolese Diaspora David Garbin and Manuel A. Vásquez
11. Mediatized Migrants: Media Cultures and Communicative Networking in the Diaspora Andreas Hepp, Cigdem Bozdag and Laura Suna
12. ICT Adoption by Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in Europe: Overview of Quantitative Evidence and Discussion of Drivers Stefano Kluzer and Cristiano Codagnone
Theme 5: A Case Study: China, Its Internal Migrations, Diasporas and Expatriates
13. Migrant Workers, New Media Technologies, and Decontextualization: A Preliminary Observation in Southern China Pui-lam Law
14. Floating Workers and Mobile QQ: The Struggle in the Search for Roots Chung-tai Cheng
15. Community Connections and ICT: The Chinese Community in Prato, Italy and Melbourne, Australia: Networks, ICTs and Chinese Diasporas Tom Denison and Graeme Johanson
16. Imagining China: Online Expatriates as "Bridge Bloggers" on the Chinese Internet David Kurt Herold

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