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"God is Technology": Mediating the Sacred in the Congolese Diaspora

Garbin, David and Vasquez, Manuel A. (2012) "God is Technology": Mediating the Sacred in the Congolese Diaspora. In: Fortunati, Leopoldina and Pertierra, Raul and Vincent, Jane, eds. Migration, Diaspora, and Information Technology in Global Societies. Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society . Taylor & Francis Ltd, London, pp. 157-171. ISBN 978-0-415-88709-0. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36081)

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Abstract

Migrants and diaspora communities are shaped by their use of information and communication technologies. This book explores the multifaceted role played by new media in the re-location of these groups of people, assisting them in their efforts to defeat nostalgia, construct new communities, and keep connected with their communities of origin. Furthermore, the book analyses the different ways in which migrants contribute, along with natives, in co-constructing contemporary societies -- a process in which the cultures of both groups are considered. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology and linguistics, it offers a more profound understanding of one of the most significant phenomena of contemporary international societies -- the migration of nearly a billion people worldwide - and the relationship between technology and society.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2013 10:09 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36081 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Garbin, David: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6599-6791
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