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Migration and new media : transnational families and polymedia

By: Madianou, Mirca.
Contributor(s): Miller, Daniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Routledge, ©2012Description: vii, 175 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780415679299 .Subject(s): 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
Contents:
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.
Summary: "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.
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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.

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