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Book review: Migration and new media: transnational families and polymedia

Shephard, Nicole (2013) Book review: Migration and new media: transnational families and polymedia. LSE Review of Books (10 Apr 2013). Website.

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The way in which transnational families maintain long-distance relationships has been revolutionised by the emergence of new media such as email, instant messaging, and social networking sites. Drawing on a long-term ethnographic study of prolonged separation between migrant mothers and their children who remain in the Philippines, this book discusses the impact of new media on the nature of mediated relationships. It brings together the perspectives of both the mothers and children and seeks to show how the very nature of family relationships is changing. Nicole Shephard recommends Migration and New Media to academic audiences concerned with issues as diverse as migration, motherhood, and technology.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 13:10
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:59

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