Diasporas in the New Media Age: Identity, Politics, and by Andoni Alonso, Pedro Oiarzabal

By Andoni Alonso, Pedro Oiarzabal

The explosion of electronic info and verbal exchange applied sciences has encouraged nearly each point of latest lifestyles. Diasporas within the New Media Age is the 1st book-length exam of the social use of those applied sciences through emigrants and diasporas around the globe. The eighteen unique essays within the e-book discover the private, familial, and social influence of recent verbal exchange expertise on populations of eu, Asian, African, Caribbean, heart jap, and Latin American emigrants. It additionally appears on the position and transformation of such techniques as identification, country, tradition, and group within the period of knowledge expertise and financial globalization. The individuals, who characterize a couple of disciplines and nationwide origins, additionally take a number approaches—empirical, theoretical, and rhetorical—and mix case reviews with considerate research. Diasporas within the New Media Age is either a dialogue of using conversation applied sciences by means of numerous emigrant teams and an attractive account of the immigrant event within the modern global. It bargains very important insights into the ways in which dispersed populations are utilizing electronic media to take care of ties with their households and place of origin, and to create new groups that shield their tradition and toughen their feel of identification. furthermore, the publication is an important contribution to our figuring out of the influence of expertise on society in general.

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Edu/), thanks to the financial help of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Autonomous Community Government of Catalonia. 2. I want to thank Elisabet González, Papa Sow, and Graciela de la Fuente, the research team of the Immigration and Information Society Research Programme, for all their contributions to this work. 3. In the last months of 2007, one of the Spanish mobile phone companies introduced a new television publicity campaign targeting the immigrant sector. The lyrics to the campaign’s signature song, which accompanied images of immigrant people working, were: “Nostalgia cero, o sea nada” (Zero nostalgia, that is nothing).

Because they have incorporated new rules of interaction within a very short period of time, now is the time to take advantage of the new possibilities to accelerate their incorporation and stop wasting opportunities. A new context of facilities to interconnection permits immigrants to be embedded in their home communities while building lives in their new environments. However, there are some aspects in the relationship between immigration and the Information Society that need to be addressed if we want to prepare a better terrain for incorporation.

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