18. Forced Migrants, New Media Practices, and the Creation of Locality

  1. Ingrid Volkmer
  1. Saskia Witteborn

Published Online: 20 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch18

The Handbook of Global Media Research

The Handbook of Global Media Research

How to Cite

Witteborn, S. (2012) Forced Migrants, New Media Practices, and the Creation of Locality, in The Handbook of Global Media Research (ed I. Volkmer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255278.ch18

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198707

Online ISBN: 9781118255278

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Keywords:

  • forced migrants, new media practices, and creation of locality;
  • migration, mobility, and connectivity as characteristics of globalization;
  • forced migration research, in sociology/psychology/social work/law/anthropology;
  • locality, as a fixed place in a territorial, ethnic, national, and cultural sense;
  • ethnography of communication, a practice in socially/culturally distinctive ways;
  • new media practices and their meanings;
  • transnational migrants and diaspora, virtual world for a sense of belonging

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Locality and Communicative Practice

  • Research Context

  • New Media Practices and Their Meanings

  • Searching the Internet

  • Using Facebook

  • Similarities and Differences between the Practices in Creating Locality

  • New Media Practices, Comparison, and Urban Centers: Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • Notes

  • References