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Madianou, Mirca

Migration and new media : transnational families and polymedia Mirca Madianou and Daniel Miller. - London : Routledge, ©2012. - vii, 175 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Philippines and globalisation : migration, mothering and communications -- Why they go and why they stay -- Letters and cassettes -- The mothers' perspective -- The children's perspective -- The technology of relationships -- Polymedia -- A theory of mediated relationships.

"The way in which families maintain long distance communication when they are separated because of migration has been revolutionised by the emergence of a variety of internet- and mobile phone-based platforms. These platforms have created a new communicative environment, which the authors call 'polymedia'. This book draws on a long-term ethnographic study of prolonged separation between transnational Filipino migrant mothers in the UK and their left-behind children in the Philippines. It is unique in the way it provides firstly a theory of the new experience of media itself, as polymedia. This is complemented by a theory of relationships based on an analysis of mother-child communication. The authors seek to go beyond both media studies and anthropology to construct a new theory of mediated relationships that combines findings from both disciplines and has considerable importance for the social sciences more generally."--Publisher's description.



015851129 Uk

Foreign workers, Filipino--Family relationships--Great Britain.
Women foreign workers--Family relationships--Great Britain.
Children of foreign workers--Family relationships--Philippines.
Communication in families--Philippines.
Interpersonal communication--Technological innovations--Social aspects--Philippines.
Communication, International--Technological innovations--Social aspects--Philippines.

HD8398.F55 / M33 2012

331.4094 / MAD-M

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