A study of transnational communication among Iranian migrant women in Australia

Farshbaf Shaker, Sahel (2017) A study of transnational communication among Iranian migrant women in Australia. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, . doi:10.1080/15562948.2017.1283078


Author Farshbaf Shaker, Sahel
Title A study of transnational communication among Iranian migrant women in Australia
Journal name Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1556-2956
1556-2948
Publication date 2017-03-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15562948.2017.1283078
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 20
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Through the analysis of 25 interviews with Iranian migrant women in Australia, this study shows how living in different communicative environments can affect transnational communication practices. The case of these Iranian transnational families indicates that the digital divide, in terms of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and communication capacity, may affect the technological quality of ICT-mediated communication. However, the digital divide does not significantly affect the frequency of communication among these families. The findings illustrate that the Iranian migrants in Australia and their family members overseas developed innovative communication practices and went to great lengths to maintain “ordinary” family interactions across national borders.
Keyword Australia
Global digital divide
ICTs
Iranian migrants
Transnational caregiving
Transnational families
Transnationalism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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