Mediated Diasporas: Material Translations of the Philippines in a Globalized World

Johnson, Mark. 2011. Mediated Diasporas: Material Translations of the Philippines in a Globalized World. South East Asia Research, 19(2), pp. 181-196. ISSN 0967828X [Article]

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Recent work demonstrates the ways that new media and ICTs both in the Philippines and among Filipino diasporans have become central to contemporary processes of identity formation, altering and enabling the articulation of alternative selves and expanding spatially Filipino national identifications and definitions of ‘home’ (Pertierra 2002, 2006, 2010 Tyner and Kuhlke 2000, Ignacio 2005). While attending to media in the specific sense of particular social technologies of mass communication, we extend that work here drawing together new empirical studies both to demonstrate the various ways that a wide range of differently situated migrants make use of those media and by considering processes of mediation in a much broader sense (Mazzarella 2004), an approach that draws together both an analysis of the ‘materialities of migration’ (Basu and Coleman 2008) and ‘the technics of translation’ (Rafael 2005).

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15 January 2011Accepted
1 June 2011Published

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