By Mirca Madianou,Daniel Miller
How do mom and dad and youngsters take care of one another after they are separated due to migration? the way transnational households preserve long-distance relationships has been revolutionised through the emergence of recent media comparable to electronic mail, rapid messaging, social networking websites, webcam and texting. A migrant mom can now name and textual content her left-behind childrens numerous instances an afternoon, peruse social networking websites and go away the webcam for 12 hours attaining a feeling of co-presence.
Drawing on a long term ethnographic research of lengthy separation among migrant moms and their teenagers who stay within the Philippines, this ebook develops groundbreaking concept for realizing either new media and the character of mediated relationships. It brings jointly the views of either the moms and youngsters and exhibits how the very nature of relatives relationships is altering. New media, understood as an rising surroundings of polymedia, became crucial to the way in which kinfolk relationships are enacted and skilled. the idea of polymedia extends past the poignant case research and is built as a big contribution for knowing the interconnections among electronic media and interpersonal relationships.
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